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Telex vs. Fax

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Telexnoun

A communications system consisting of a network of teletypewriters.

Faxnoun

The hair of the head.

Telexnoun

A message sent through such a network.

Faxnoun

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

Telexnoun

The machine used to send and receive such messages.

Faxverb

To send a document via a fax machine.

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Telexverb

(transitive) To send (a message) by telex.

Faxnoun

duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio

Telexnoun

a character printer connected to a telegraph that operates like a typewriter

Faxverb

send something via a facsimile machine;

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

Telexverb

communicate by telex;

‘We telexed the information to our sister company’;

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.

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Telexnoun

an international system of telegraphy with printed messages transmitted and received by teleprinters using the public telecommunications network

‘networks can be set up to send and receive text by telex’; ‘telex messages’;

Telexnoun

a device used for telex

‘I found it waiting on the telex in Mitch's office’;

Telexnoun

a message sent by telex

‘I received your telex yesterday’;

Telexverb

communicate with (someone) by telex

‘he had telexed Ms Starnes from Zurich’;

Telexverb

send (a message) by telex

‘telexing a 70 page document is a time-consuming process’;

Telex

The telex network was a customer-to-customer switched network of teleprinters similar to a telephone network, using telegraph-grade connecting circuits for two-way text-based messages. Telex was a major method of sending written messages electronically between businesses in the post-World War II period.

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