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answerphone

noun [C] uk   /ˈɑːn.sə.fəʊn/ us    /ˈæn.sɚ.foʊn/ mainly UK (US usually answering machine)
a device connected to a phone that answers calls automatically and records messages from the person calling: She wasn't in so I left a message on her answerphone. I called several times last week, but I kept getting his answerphone.Telephone equipment
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