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Telephone vs. Telegraph

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Main Difference

The main difference between Telephone and Telegraph is that the Telephone is a telecommunications device and Telegraph is a long distance transmission of textual/symbolic messages without the physical exchange of an object.

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  • Telephone (noun)

    A telecommunication device (originally mechanical, and now electronic) used for two-way talking with another person (often shortened to phone).

  • Telephone (noun)

    The game of Chinese whispers.

  • Telephone (verb)

    To (attempt to) contact someone using the telephone.

  • Telegraph (noun)

    An communicating rapidly between distant points, especially by means of established visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical means.

  • Telegraph (verb)

    To send a message by telegraph

  • Telegraph (verb)

    To give nonverbal signals to another, as with gestures or a change in attitude.

    "Her frown telegraphed her displeasure."

  • Telegraph (verb)

    To show one's intended action unintentionally.

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  • Telephone (noun)

    An instrument for reproducing sounds, especially articulate speech, at a distance.

  • Telephone

    To convey or announce by telephone.

  • Telegraph (noun)

    An apparatus, or a process, for communicating intelligence rapidly between distant points, especially by means of preconcerted visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical action.

  • Telegraph

    To convey or announce by telegraph.

Webster Dictionary
  • Telephone (noun)

    electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds;

    "I talked to him on the telephone"

  • Telephone (noun)

    transmitting speech at a distance

  • Telephone (verb)

    get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone;

    "I tried to call you all night"

    "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"

  • Telegraph (noun)

    apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)

  • Telegraph (verb)

    send cables, wires, or telegrams

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