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"telegraph" in British English

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telegraphnoun [U]

uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.ɡrɑːf/ /-ɡræf/  us   /-ə-/
(​especially in the past) a ​method of ​sending and ​receivingmessages by ​electrical or ​radiosignals, or the ​specialequipment used for this ​purpose: The ​news came by telegraph.
telegraph
verb [T] uk   us  
The ​story was ​immediately telegraphed to New York.
(Definition of telegraph from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"telegraph" in American English

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telegraphnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtel·əˌɡræf/
a ​method of ​sending and ​receivingmessages by ​electricsignals that was used in the past, or the ​equipment used to do this
telegraph
verb [T]  us   /ˈtel·əˌɡræf/ (also wire)
Reporters telegraphed ​details of the ​trial to ​their editors.
(Definition of telegraph from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"telegraph" in Business English

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telegraphnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtelɪɡrɑːf/
COMMUNICATIONS in the past, the ​method of ​sending or receiving ​messages by ​electrical or radio ​signals
telegraph
verb [I or T]
They had telegraphed to say that they had arrived.
(Definition of telegraph from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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