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Meaning of “fax” in the English Dictionary

"fax" in British English

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faxnoun

uk   us   /fæks/
[C] (a ​copy of) a ​document that ​travels in ​electronicform along a ​phoneline and is then ​printed on ​paper: I'll ​send you a fax with the ​details of the ​proposal. [C or U] (also fax machine) a ​device or ​system used to ​send and ​receivedocuments in ​electronicform along a ​phoneline: I'll ​send you the ​agenda by fax. Do you have a fax at ​home?

faxverb [T]

uk   us   /fæks/
B1 to ​send a ​document using a fax ​machine: I'll fax it (through/over/​across) to you. [+ two objects] Fax me ​yourreply/Fax ​yourreply to me.

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(Definition of fax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fax" in American English

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faxnoun [C]

 us   /fæks/
a ​document that is ​sent by ​electronicimage through a ​telephoneline: I’ll ​send you a fax of the ​proposal. A fax (also (also fax machine)) is also the machine that ​sends or ​receives such an ​image.
fax
verb [T]  us   /fæks/
I faxed the ​changes to my ​publisher.
(Definition of fax from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fax" in Business English

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faxnoun

uk   us   /fæks/ COMMUNICATIONS
[C] a ​document that is ​sentelectronically along a ​phoneline and is ​printed out when it is received: send sb a fax Could you ​send me a fax with your ​contact details please.
[C] (also fax machine) a ​machine for ​sending and receiving ​documentselectronically along a ​phoneline: Do you have a fax at ​home?
[U] a way of ​sending and receiving ​documentselectronically along a ​phoneline: send sth by fax I'll ​send the ​invoice by fax.

faxverb [T]

uk   us   /fæks/ COMMUNICATIONS
to ​send a ​documentelectronically along a ​phoneline using a fax ​machine: Please fax me a ​copy of your ​passport.
(Definition of fax from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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