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  1. telegraph

    • IPA[ˈtɛlɪɡrɑːf]

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    • n.
      a system for transmitting messages from a distance along a wire, especially one creating signals by making and breaking an electrical connection;a device for transmitting messages by telegraph.
    • v.
      send (someone) a message by telegraph;send (a message) by telegraph
    • noun: telegraph, plural noun: telegraphs

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a system for transmitting messages from a distance along a wire, especially one creating signals by making and breaking an electrical connection:

      news came from the outside world by telegraph

    • 2. a device for transmitting messages by telegraph.
    • 3. a board displaying scores or other information at a sports match or race meeting.
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. send (someone) a message by telegraph:

      I must go and telegraph Mama

    • 2. send (a message) by telegraph:

      she would rush off to telegraph news to her magazine

    • 3. convey (an intentional or unconscious message), especially with facial expression or body language:

      a tiny movement of her arm telegraphed her intention to strike

      I don't own a wedding ring—this telegraphs a sad story

    • n. another term for bush telegraph

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    • n. a rapid informal network by which information or gossip is spread:

    • the bush telegraph is one of the few things that works efficiently in Yangton

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    • n. a movable telegraph for use on campaign.

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    • n. a button which is pressed to produce a signal when transmitting Morse code.

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    • n. a tropical Asian plant of the pea family, whose leaves have a spontaneous jerking motion. It is sometimes grown as a curiosity under glass.

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    • n. a tall pole used to carry telegraph or telephone wires above the ground.

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    • ph. a hill neighborhood in San Francisco in California, named for the signal stations that surmounted it in the 19th century.

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    • n. a rapid informal network by which information or gossip is spread:

    • the bush telegraph is one of the few things that works efficiently in Yangton

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    • IPA[ˈteləˌɡraf]

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    • n.
      a system for transmitting messages from a distance along a wire, especially one creating signals by making and breaking an electrical connection:
    • news came from the outside world by telegraph
    • v.
      send (someone) a message by telegraph:
    • I must go and telegraph Mom

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