Morse code

noun
\ˈmȯrs- \

Definition of Morse code 

: either of two codes consisting of variously spaced dots and dashes or long and short sounds used for transmitting messages by audible or visual signals

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First Known Use of Morse code

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Morse code

Samuel F. B. Morse

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The first known use of Morse code was in 1867

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Morse code

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Morse code

: a system of sending messages that uses long and short sounds, flashes of light, or marks to represent letters and numbers

Morse code

noun
\ˈmȯrs- \

Kids Definition of Morse code

: a system of sending messages that uses long and short sounds or dots and dashes to represent letters and numbers

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