Meaning of MORSE in English

MORSE

I . Inspector Morse

➡ Inspector Morse .

II . Samuel Morse

(1791–1872)

an American who invented the telegraph (= a device for sending messages on electric wires) and Morse code , a special ‘alphabet’ in which letters are represented by a series of short and long radio signals or flashes of light ( dots and dashes ). His first public message, sent in Morse code from Baltimore to Washington, DC , on 24 May 1844, was ‘What hath God wrought!’ His inventions were important to communication during the American Civil War .

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