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telefax

Line breaks: tele|fax
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛlɪfaks
 
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trademark

Definition of telefax in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The transmission of documents by fax: for more information contact us by telefax
More example sentences
  • She can now choose among services such as speed post, telefax and Internet kiosks at the post office, where cranky clerks formerly sold mainly just stamps and letters.
  • I was told to acknowledge receipt of them, either by e-mail, telefax or normal mail.
  • The widespread use of telefax is more recent.
1.1 [count noun] A document sent by fax: my telefaxes and letters had not been wasted
More example sentences
  • You will be advised by SMS if new appointments, new telefaxes, new e-mails are present.
  • Staples, clips, and rubber bands were removed for preservation purposes, and telefaxes were photocopied to acid-free paper and the originals removed from the collection.
  • Calls - including the sending of telefaxes - for advertising purposes without the prior consent of the subscriber are not permitted.
1.2 [count noun] A fax machine: a guy came to repair the telefax
More example sentences
  • Guest services include portable telefax units, guest history program, and airport limousine and representative.
  • The invention makes possible estimating and control of the printing/copying process costs through printers, telefaxes and other digital multifunctional units operating locally or in the network of any user of this equipment.
  • An electrographic printing apparatus capable of functioning as a copier, printer, and telefax machine is disclosed.

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective telefaxed) Back to top  
Send (a message) by fax: telefaxed bills of lading
More example sentences
  • The Addendum was also telefaxed on the same day to various leading members of Congress.
  • If it is a telefaxed or a mailed rush request, the request will be returned.
  • A maximum of five pages excluding the cover sheet will be telefaxed.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation of telefacsimile.

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