wireless telegraphy


Definition of wireless telegraphy

: telegraphy carried on by radio waves and without connecting wires

called also wireless telegraph

Examples of wireless telegraphy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His main rival in this area was Guglielmo Marconi, who was giving radio demonstrations and developing wireless telegraphy. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Tesla is a fittingly unconventional biopic of a most unconventional man," 30 Aug. 2020 One Japanese Communications Officer Changed the World Forever In the run-up to World War II, wireless telegraphy was the most effective and efficient way for far-away nations to communicate. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "Pearl Harbor Still Holds a Few Mysteries," 7 Dec. 2018 Columbus may have been daring to cross an ocean four centuries before the invention of wireless telegraphy, but his ideas about conquering land and people were reprehensible and immoral. Julie Scelfo, Glamour, "I’m Helping Lead Today’s Columbus Day Parade—And Hoping It’s the Last One Ever," 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of wireless telegraphy

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Wireless telegraphy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wireless%20telegraphy. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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