Definition of telefax in English:


Line breaks: tele|fax
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛlɪfaks


[mass noun]
  • 1The transmission of documents by fax: for more information contact us by telefax
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.


[with object] (usually as adjective telefaxed) Back to top  
  • Send (a message) by fax: telefaxed bills of lading
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    • 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.


1940s: abbreviation of telefacsimile.

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