semaphoric

adjective
sem·​a·​phor·​ic
variants: or less commonly semaphorical \ -​rə̇kəl \

Definition of semaphoric

: of, relating to, or suggesting a semaphore

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Other Words from semaphoric

semaphorically \ -​rə̇k(ə)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of semaphoric

1808, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for semaphoric

Greek sēma sign + English -phoric

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“Semaphoric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semaphoric. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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