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"outbox" in British English

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outboxnoun [C]

uk   /ˈaʊt.bɒks/  us   /-bɑːks/
a ​place on a ​computer where ​copies of ​emailmessages that you are going to ​send are ​kept US (UK out tray) a ​flat, ​opencontainer on a ​desk for ​letters and other ​documents that have already been ​dealt with and are ​waiting to be ​sent to someone ​else or put away: The ​letter is inyour outbox.
(Definition of outbox from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outbox" in Business English

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outboxnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈaʊtbɒks/
COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET a ​place on a ​computer where ​emailmessages that you are going to ​send are ​kept: Your ​employer has the ​right to ​inspect the ​contents of your ​emailinbox and outbox.
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US (also out-box) WORKPLACE →  out tray
(Definition of outbox from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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