noun Etymology: from Wirephoto, a trademark Date: 1935 a photograph transmitted by electrical signals over telephone wires

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  • Wirephoto — or telephotography is the sending of pictures by telegraph or telephone. Western Union transmitted its first halftone photograph in 1921.Fact|date=September 2008 AT T followed in 1924, [cite web | url =… …   Wikipedia

  • wirephoto — wirephoto; Wirephoto; …   English syllables

  • wirephoto — [wīrfōt΄ō] n. [from AP Wirephoto, a trademark] 1. a system of reproducing photographs at a distance by means of electric impulses transmitted by wire 2. a photograph so produced …   English World dictionary

  • Wirephoto — /wuyeur foh toh/, pl. Wirephotos, v., Wirephotoed, Wirephotoing. 1. Trademark. a. a device for transmitting photographs over distances by wire. b. a photograph so transmitted. v.t. 2. (l.c.) to transmit (a photograph) by means of a Wirephoto. * * …   Universalium

  • wirephoto — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: Wirephoto : to transmit (a picture) by electrical signals over wire lines …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wirephoto — Synonyms and related words: Photoradiogram, Telephoto, aerial photograph, black and white photograph, candid photograph, cheesecake, chronophotograph, color photograph, color print, diapositive, facsimile, heliochrome, heliograph, montage, mug,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Wirephoto — n. brand name for a photograph transmitted over wire …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wirephoto — v. transmit a photograph over long distance by telephone wires …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wirephoto — Wire•pho•to [[t]ˈwaɪərˌfoʊ toʊ[/t]] pl. tos tgp trm Trademark. a) a device for transmitting photographs by wire b) a photograph so transmitted …   From formal English to slang

  • wirephoto — /ˈwaɪəˌfoʊtoʊ/ (say wuyuh.fohtoh) noun 1. a method of sending photographs by telegraphy. 2. a photograph sent by this method …   Australian English dictionary

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