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Meaning of “telegram” in the English Dictionary

"telegram" in British English

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telegramnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtel.ɪ.ɡræm/ (US also wire)
(​especially in the past) a ​piece of ​paper with a ​messagesent by ​telegraph
(Definition of telegram from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"telegram" in American English

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telegramnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtel·əˌɡræm/ (also wire)
a ​messagesent by ​telegraph
(Definition of telegram from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"telegram" in Business English

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telegramnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtelɪɡræm/ COMMUNICATIONS
a ​message that is ​sent using ​wires that ​carryelectricalsignals and then ​printed out. Telegrams have now been ​replaced by faxes and ​email.
(Definition of telegram from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “telegram”
in Korean 전보…
in Arabic بَرقِيّة…
in Malaysian telegram…
in French télégramme…
in Russian телеграмма…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指過去的)電報…
in Italian telegramma…
in Turkish telgraf…
in Polish telegram…
in Spanish telegrama…
in Vietnamese bức điện tín…
in Portuguese telegrama…
in Thai โทรเลข…
in German das Telegramm…
in Catalan telegrama…
in Japanese 電報…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指过去的)电报…
in Indonesian telegram…
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