Origin of telegramtele- + -gram
An old example of a telegram.
An example of a telegram is a message sent along a wire system that is transmitted by making and breaking an electrical connection.
tr. & intr.v.tel·e·grammed, tel·e·gram·ming, tel·e·grams
(third-person singular simple present telegrams, present participle telegramming, simple past and past participle telegrammed)
- To send a telegram.
tele- +"Ž -gram. "A friend desires us to [...] introduce a new word into the vocabulary. It is telegram, instead of telegraphic dispatch, or telegraphic communication." "” Albany Evening Journal, April 6, 1852.
telegram - Computer Definition
A message transmitted by telegraph. See also telegraph.
- Significant of the attitude of Germany - whose " flirtation " with the Transvaal has been noted - was an open telegram sent by the emperor William II.
- In the course of the speech he also read a telegram from President Steyn, in which the president repudiated all contemplated aggressive action on the part of the Free State as absurd.
- As soon as the telegram at Cuxhaven announces high tide three shots are fired from the harbour to warn the inhabitants of the " fleets "; and if the progress of the tide up the river gives indication of danger, other three shots follow.
- The telegram stated that the position of matters was grave, and that it was of the utmost importance that the colony should secure the services of someone of proved ability, firmness and energy.
- On the 26th of June 1879 Ismail suddenly received from the sultan a curt telegram, addressed to him as ex-khedive of Egypt, informing him that his son Tewfik was appointed his successor.