wireless telegraphy


Definition of wireless telegraphy 

: telegraphy carried on by radio waves and without connecting wires

called also wireless telegraph

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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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1898, in the meaning defined above

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