Morse code

Morse code
noun
a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)
Hypernyms: ↑code
Part Meronyms: ↑dot, ↑dit, ↑dash, ↑dah

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized M
Etymology: after Samuel F. B. Morse died 1872 American artist and inventor
: either of two codes in which letters of the alphabet, numbers, and other symbols are represented by dots and dashes or long and short sounds and used for transmitting messages by audible or visual signals (as by telegraphy, wigwag, or light flashes)

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either of two systems of clicks and pauses, short and long sounds, or flashes of light, used to represent the letters of the alphabet, numerals, etc.: now used primarily in radiotelegraphy by ham operators. Also called Morse alphabet.
[1830-40; after S. F. B. MORSE]

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Morse code UK [ˌmɔː(r)s ˈkəʊd] US [ˈmɔrs ˌkoʊd] noun [uncountable]
a system of sending messages using signals of sound or light that represent the letters of the alphabet http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/morse-code.htm
Thesaurus: codes and codificationhyponym
Variant: Morse

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Morse code or morse code,
a system by which letters, numbers, punctuation, and other signs are expressed by dots, dashes, and spaces or by wigwags of a flag, long and short sounds, or flashes of light. Morse code is now used mainly in signaling, and in some telegraphy.

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['môrs] 1.
n. an alphabet or code in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short signals of light or sound
2.
v. [trans.] signal (something) using Morse code
Origin:
mid 19th cent.: named after Samuel F. B. Morse (1791 - 1872), U.S. inventor

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/ˈmoɚs-/ noun [noncount]
: a system of sending messages that uses long and short sounds, flashes of light, or marks to represent letters and numbers

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Morse code [Morse code] [ˌmɔːs ˈkəʊd] [ˌmɔːrs ˈkoʊd] noun uncountable
a system for sending messages, using combinations of long and short sounds or flashes of light to represent letters of the alphabet and numbers

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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