wireless telegraphy

noun

: 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 In response, Germans seized upon a new technology with the potential to undermine the entire nineteenth-century international communications system of submarine cables and news agencies: wireless telegraphy, which sent electrical impulses through the air to convey information in Morse code. Heidi Tworek, Foreign Affairs, 25 Apr. 2019 His main rival in this area was Guglielmo Marconi, who was giving radio demonstrations and developing wireless telegraphy. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 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, 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, 9 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wireless telegraphy was in 1898

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“Wireless telegraphy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wireless%20telegraphy. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

wireless telegraphy

noun
: telegraphy carried on by radio waves and without connecting wires

called also wireless telegraph

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