télégraphe

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From télé- +‎ -graphe, coined by André François Miot de Mélito in 1792 as a replacement for Claude Chappe's tachygraphe (literally fast writer), a communication system based on semaphores.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

télégraphe m (plural télégraphes)

  1. telegraph

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