telegraphist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n telegraphist someone who transmits messages by telegraph
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Telegraphist One skilled in telegraphy; a telegrapher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n telegraphist A telegrapher.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Telegraphist one who works a telegraph
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. tēle at a distance, graphein to write.

Usage

In literature:

In this way the received message transmitted itself further, without the aid of a telegraphist.
"Heroes of the Telegraph" by J. Munro
I have been talking with the telegraphist in the middle of the Plaza Mayor; thus I am certain that we could not have been overheard.
"Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard" by Joseph Conrad
He was also the telegraphist.
"The Slowcoach" by E. V. Lucas
It emits the same kind of sounds, and acts automatically like a skilled and faithful telegraphist.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 360, November 25, 1882" by Various
A young man, a stranger, was seated at the telegraphist's desk, tapping a new instrument.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
He himself, when he left Saint-Elophe, had seen army telegraphists on duty in the post-office.
"The Frontier" by Maurice LeBlanc
All other telegraphists have left posts.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Sonnenkamp went to the telegraphist, and asked again if the telegram which had been sent had reached its destination.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The Boy Telegraphist hauled himself, panting, on to the bridge, and thrust a crumpled signal before the Captain's eyes.
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
The decrease in the volume of work admits of telegraphists aiding their brother officers on the postal side.
"The Bristol Royal Mail" by R. C. Tombs
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In science:

They reported that if the interference terms are neglected then the resulting equation becomes the Telegraphist’s equation which can be considered as a space-time continuum limit of the correlated random walk.
Limit theorems and absorption problems for one-dimensional correlated random walks
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