Meaning: a message system in which letters and numbers are represented by dots and dashes or long and short light or sound signals
- Today, few people know how to decipher Morse code.
- The telegraph that delivered Morse code paved the way for the telephone and the Internet.
Origin: Samuel Morse (1791-1872) was an American inventor who helped develop the electronic telegraph and long-distance communication. He invented the code that bears his name. The dots and dashes made clicks and beeping sounds that conveyed the code to the telegraph operator.
How can you decode printed Morse code?
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Contributor: Tara Benwell