Dictograph® /dikˈtō-gräf/
An instrument for transmitting speech from room to room, with or without the speaker's knowledge, usu by means of a small concealed microphone
ORIGIN: L dictum thing said, and Gr graphein to write

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  • Dictograph — Dic to*graph (d[i^]k t[ o]*gr[.a]f), n. [L. dictum a thing said + E. graph.] A telephonic instrument for office or other similar use, having a sound magnifying device enabling the ordinary mouthpiece to be dispensed with. Much use has been made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dictograph — patented 1907 in U.S. by K.M. Turner and W. Donnan, from DICTATION (Cf. dictation) + graph …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dictograph — ☆ Dictograph [dik′tə graf΄ ] [< L dictus, pp. of dicere, to speak (see DICTION) + GRAPH] trademark for a telephonic instrument used for secretly listening to or recording conversations n. [sometimes d ] such an instrument …   English World dictionary

  • Dictograph — /dik teuh graf , grahf /, Trademark. a brand name for a telephonic device with a highly sensitive transmitter obviating the necessity of a mouthpiece: used for listening to conversations secretly or obtaining a record of them. * * * …   Universalium

  • dictograph — dic·to·graph || dɪktÉ™grɑːf n. telephonic device with highly sensitive transmitter (often used in eavesdropping) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dictograph — Dic·to·graph …   English syllables

  • dictograph — /ˈdɪktəgræf/ (say diktuhgraf), / graf/ (say grahf) noun a telephonic device with a highly sensitive transmitter obviating the necessity of a mouthpiece, much used for secretly listening to conversations or obtaining a record of them. {trademark;… …  

  • Dictograph — ˈdiktəˌgraf trademark used for a telephonic instrument for picking up sounds in one room and transmitting them to another or recording them …   Useful english dictionary

  • Miller Reese Hutchison — Born August 6, 1876(1876 08 06) Montrose, Alabama Died February 16, 1944 ( …   Wikipedia

  • dic|ta|graph — «DIHK tuh graf, grahf», noun. = Dictograph. (Cf. ↑Dictograph) …   Useful english dictionary

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