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Fax vs. Email

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Faxnoun

The hair of the head.

Emailnoun

(uncountable) A system for transferring messages from one computer to another, usually via a network.

‘He sent me his details via email.’; ‘The advent of email has simultaneously brought our society closer together and farther apart.’;

Faxnoun

A fax machine or a document received and printed by one.

Emailnoun

(countable) A message sent via an email system.

‘He sent me an email last week to that effect.’; ‘I am searching through my old emails.’;

Faxverb

To send a document via a fax machine.

Emailnoun

(uncountable) A quantity of email messages.

‘I am searching through my old email.’; ‘My inbox used to allow only 50 MB of email at a time until last year, when they upgraded it to 2 GBs!’;

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Faxnoun

duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio

Emailnoun

(informal) An e-mail address.

‘What's your email?’; ‘Don't send personal messages to my work email.’;

Faxverb

send something via a facsimile machine;

‘Can you fax me the report right away?’;

Emailnoun

a raised or embossed image pressed into metal, such as a seal pressed into a foil and attached to a document

Fax

Fax (short for facsimile), sometimes called telecopying or telefax (the latter short for telefacsimile), is the telephonic transmission of scanned printed material (both text and images), normally to a telephone number connected to a printer or other output device. The original document is scanned with a fax machine (or a telecopier), which processes the contents (text or images) as a single fixed graphic image, converting it into a bitmap, and then transmitting it through the telephone system in the form of audio-frequency tones.

Emailnoun

A type of dark ink

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Emailverb

(transitive) To send an email or emails to.

‘She emailed me last week, asking about the status of the project.’;

Emailverb

(intransitive) To send, or compose and send, an email or emails.

‘Most teenagers spend twenty-six hours a day emailing and surfing the Web.’;

Emailverb

To send via email.

‘I'll email you the link.’; ‘He emailed the file out to everyone.’;

Emailnoun

(computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that is generated at the recipient's terminal when he logs in

Emailverb

communicate electronically on the computer;

‘she e-mailed me the good news’;

Emailnoun

messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network

‘reading email has become the first task of the morning’; ‘email messages’;

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Emailnoun

the system of sending messages by electronic means

‘a contract communicated by email’;

Emailnoun

a message sent by email

‘I got three emails from my mother today’;

Emailverb

send an email to (someone)

‘you can email me at my normal address’; ‘call, fax, or email for a free demo’;

Emailverb

send (a message) by email

‘employees can email the results back’;

Email

Electronic mail (email or e-mail) is a method of exchanging messages () between people using electronic devices. Email entered limited use in the 1960s, but users could only send to users of the same computer.

‘mail’;

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