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answering machine

noun [C]
 
 
( UK also answerphone)
COMMUNICATIONS a piece of equipment connected to a phone which answers the phone automatically and records messages: on sb's answering machine She wasn't in so I left a message on her answering machine. I rang several times last week, but I kept getting his answering machine.
Translations of “answering machine”
in Korean 자동 응답기…
in Arabic جِهاز الرَّدّ الآلي…
in Portuguese secretária eletrônica…
in Catalan contestador automàtic…
in Japanese 留守番電話…
in Italian segreteria telefonica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電話答錄機…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电话录音机…
(Definition of answering machine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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