Meaning of “fax” in the English Dictionary

"fax" in British English

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faxnoun

uk /fæks/ us /fæks/

faxverb [ T ]

uk /fæks/ us /fæks/

B1 to send a document using a fax machine:

I'll fax it (through/over/across) to you.

More examples

  • Please could you fax me a copy of the contract?
  • I spent all afternoon faxing my application form.
  • I faxed it yesterday.
  • You can fax or email the form once you have completed it.
  • Did you fax it, or send it by post?

(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 electronic image through a telephone line:

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 /fæks/ us COMMUNICATIONS

[ C ] a document that is sent electronically along a phone line 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 documents electronically along a phone line:

Do you have a fax at home?

[ U ] a way of sending and receiving documents electronically along a phone line:

send sth by fax I'll send the invoice by fax.

faxverb [ T ]

uk /fæks/ us COMMUNICATIONS

to send a document electronically along a phone line using a fax machine:

Please fax me a copy of your passport.

(Definition of “fax” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)