the art or practice of constructing or operating telegraphs.
a system of telecommunications involving any process providing reproduction at a distance of written, printed, or pictorial matter See also facsimile (sense 2)
the skill or process of operating a telegraph

communications, history
A historical term for communication, either wired or wireless, using Morse code. The term is used in contrast with telephony meaning voice transmission. Telegraphy is sometimes (somewhat incorrectly) referred to as “continuous wave” or CW transmission.


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