Meaning of International Code of Signals

Interna'tional Code' of Sig'nals

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  1. a system of maritime signals adopted by many of the maritime nations of the world, using flag, semaphore, and Morse codes in which letters or letter combinations are given arbitrary designations readily understood without requiring translation.
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