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"answering machine" in British English

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answering machinenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɑːn.sər.ɪŋ məˌʃiːn/  us   /ˈæn.sɚ.ɪŋ məˌʃiːn/ mainly US (UK usually answerphone)
(Definition of answering machine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"answering machine" in American English

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answering machinenoun [C]

 us   /ˈæn·sər·ɪŋ məˌʃin/
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"answering machine" in Business English

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answering machinenoun [C]

uk   us   (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.
(Definition of answering machine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “answering machine”
in Arabic جِهاز الرَّدّ الآلي…
in Korean 자동 응답기…
in Portuguese secretária eletrônica…
in Catalan contestador automàtic…
in Japanese 留守番電話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电话录音机…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電話答錄機…
in Italian segreteria telefonica…
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