Simple Definition of fax
: a system for sending and receiving printed materials (such as documents and drawings) and photographs using telephone lines
: a machine used in this system
: something (such as a document or a photograph) that is sent or received by fax
Full Definition of fax
1 : facsimile 2
2 : a device used to send or receive facsimile communications
3 : a facsimile communication
Examples of fax in a sentence
She sent me a copy of her report by fax.
She sent me a fax of her report.
Origin and Etymology of fax
by shortening & alteration
First Known Use: 1948
FAX Defined for Kids
Definition of fax for Students
: to send material by facsimile
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