Meaning of “telegram” in the English Dictionary

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"telegram" in British English

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telegramnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtel.ɪ.ɡræm/ us /ˈtel.ə.ɡræm/ US also wire

(especially in the past) a piece of paper with a message sent 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

(Definition of “telegram” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"telegram" in Business English

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telegramnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtelɪɡræm/ us COMMUNICATIONS

a message that is sent using wires that carry electrical signals 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 Telegrams have now been replaced by faxes and email.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)