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Meucci, Antonio

Line breaks: An|to¦nio Me¦ucci
Pronunciation: /meɪˈuːtʃi
 
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Definition of Meucci, Antonio in English:

( 1808–96), Italian engineer, now widely regarded as the inventor of the telephone. He demonstrated his device in 1860 and took out a patent caveat in 1871; however, the combined effects of poverty and mismanagement allowed credit for the invention to rest for many years with Alexander Graham Bell, who patented his own device in 1876.

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