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English definition of “telegram”

telegram

noun [C]     /ˈtel.ɪ.ɡræm/ (US also wire)
(especially in the past) a piece of paper with a message sent by telegraphInformation and messagesLetters, notes and cardsPaper and stationery telegrammatic     /ˌtel.ɪ.ɡrəˈmæt.ɪk/ US  /-ə.ɡrəˈmæt̬-/ adjective Linguistic terms and linguistic style
(Definition of telegram noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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