Telegraphoscope Tel`e*graph"o*scope, n. [Gr. th^le far + -graph + -scope.] An instrument for telegraphically transmitting a picture and reproducing its image as a positive or negative. The transmitter includes a camera obscura and a row of minute selenium cells. The receiver includes an oscillograph, relay, equilibrator, and an induction coil the sparks from which perforate a paper with tiny holes that form the image. It is now (1999) obsolete, having been replaced by telefax and internet transmission of images. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • telegraphoscope — tel·e·graph·o·scope …   English syllables

  • telegraphoscope — /tɛləˈgræfəskoʊp/ (say teluh grafuhskohp) noun a telegraphic device by means of which a picture may be reproduced at a distance …   Australian English dictionary

  • telegraphoscope — ˌteləˈgrafəˌskōp noun Etymology: telegraph (I) + o + scope : an early device for transmitting pictures over a telegraph circuit …   Useful english dictionary

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