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English definition of “email”

email

noun (also e-mail)
 
 
/ˈiːmeɪl/ COMMUNICATIONS, IT
[U] the system of sending messages over the internet: have/use email It's important to speak to people directly from time to time, rather than always using email.by email You can contact us through our website, by phone, or by email. an email service/system an email discussion/newsletter/update
[C or U] a message or document, or a set of messages or documents, sent using this system: reply to/answer (an) email Faxes, phone calls, and emails have not been answered.receive/get (an) email He has received a huge amount of email in response to the blog.look at/check email She spends the first hour of her day checking her email.send/forward (sb) an email I'll send you an email with the details of the meeting. delete/save an e-mail
(Definition of email noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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