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telegraphic (adj.)

1794, originally of semaphor, etc.; from telegraph (n.) + -ic. Electric telegraph sense is from 1823. Related: Telegraphically.

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Definitions of telegraphic

telegraphic (adj.)
of or relating to or transmitted by telegraph;
telegraphic news reports
a telegraphic machine
telegraphic (adj.)
having the style of a telegram with many short words left out;
the strange telegraphic speech of some aphasics
telegraphic economy of words
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