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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In 1870 Emil Baudot invented the 5-bit Telegraph code that would replace Morse Code.
Tenders are invited for Parts of electrical equipment for telephone or telegraph code DK 016: 2010 - 26.30.3 (26.30.30-00.00) (telecommunication equipment, code DK 021: 2015 - 32522000-8) (32522000-8) (a special case of electromagnetic shielding means of communication)
The original telegraph code developed by Samuel Morse has not been used for sometime.
The acronyms that have found their way onto cable news shows date back to the late 19th century, when POTUS and SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) were used as telegraph codes, according to Merriam-Webster.