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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: facsimile

fax

1 noun
     
Related topics: Offices, Communications
fax1
1 [countable]TCBBO a letter or message that is sent in electronic form down a telephone line and then printed using a special machine:
Did you get my fax?
fax
2 [countable] also fax machineTCBBO a machine used for sending and receiving faxes:
What's your fax number?
3 [uncountable]TCBBO the system of sending letters and messages using a fax machine
by fax
You can book tickets by fax or on-line.

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