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telegraphic

[tel-i-graf-ik] /ˌtɛl ɪˈgræf ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the telegraph.
2.
concise, clipped, or elliptical in style:
telegraphic speech.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; telegraph + -ic
Related forms
telegraphically, adverb
nontelegraphic, adjective
pretelegraphic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for telegraphically

telegraphic

/ˌtɛlɪˈɡræfɪk/
adjective
1.
used in or transmitted by telegraphy
2.
of or relating to a telegraph
3.
having a concise style; clipped: telegraphic speech
Derived Forms
telegraphically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for telegraphically

telegraphic

adj.

1794, originally of semaphor, etc.; from telegraph + -ic. Electric telegraph sense is from 1823.

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