wireless telegraphy

noun

Definition of wireless telegraphy 

: telegraphy carried on by radio waves and without connecting wires

called also wireless telegraph

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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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