Phillips code

noun
Phil·​lips code | \ ˈfilə̇ps- \

Definition of Phillips code

: a code of abbreviations formerly used for telegraphic messages and especially for press dispatches

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History and Etymology for Phillips code

after Walter P. Phillips †1920 American telegrapher and journalist

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“Phillips code.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phillips%20code. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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