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Telephone vs. Telegraph

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Telephonenoun

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

Telegraphnoun

(historical) An apparatus, or a process, for 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.

Telephonenoun

The game of Chinese whispers.

Telegraphverb

To send a message by telegraph

Telephoneverb

(ambitransitive) To (attempt to) contact someone using the telephone.

Telegraphverb

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

‘Her frown telegraphed her displeasure.’;

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Telephonenoun

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

Telegraphverb

To show one's intended action unintentionally.

Telephoneverb

To convey or announce by telephone.

Telegraphnoun

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.

Telephonenoun

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’;

Telegraphverb

To convey or announce by telegraph.

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Telephonenoun

transmitting speech at a distance

Telegraphnoun

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

Telephoneverb

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’;

Telegraphverb

send cables, wires, or telegrams

Telephone

A telephone is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly. A telephone converts sound, typically and most efficiently the human voice, into electronic signals that are transmitted via cables and other communication channels to another telephone which reproduces the sound to the receiving user.

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