Definition Edit

Telegraph is

[a] system that transmits one-way electronic messages along circuits within a network of central and branch telegraph offices, where the electronic messages are translated by the receiving operator into typed messages that are hand delivered or telephoned to the recipient.[1]

Overview Edit

The term "telegraph" is derived from the greek "tele" which means far and "graphein" which means to write.

References Edit

  1. Electronic Surveillance and Civil Liberties, at 47.
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