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answering machine

noun

Simple Definition of answering machine

  • : a machine that answers the telephone and records messages left by the people who call

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of answering machine

  1. :  a machine that receives telephone calls by playing a recorded message and usually by recording messages from callers

Examples of answering machine in a sentence

  1. I haven't spoken to him yet, but he left a message on my answering machine.



1924

First Known Use of answering machine

1924


ANSWERING MACHINE Defined for Kids

answering machine

noun

Definition of answering machine for Students

  1. :  a machine that receives telephone calls and records messages from callers




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