telegraph code


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telegraph code

[′tel·ə‚graf ‚kōd]
(communications)
A system of symbols for transmitting telegraph messages in which each letter or other character is represented by a set of long and short electrical pulses, or by pulses of opposite polarity, or by time intervals of equal length in which a signal is present or absent. Also known as telegraph alphabet.
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