e–mail

play
noun \ˈē-ˌmāl\
variants: or

email

Definition of e–mail

  1. 1 :  a means or system for transmitting messages electronically (as between computers on a network) communicating by e–mail

  2. 2a :  messages sent and received electronically through an e-mail system receives a lot of e–mailb :  an e-mail message sent him an e–mail

e–mail

or

email

verb

e–mailer

play \ˈē-ˌmā-lər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of e–mail

electronic mail


First Known Use: 1982

Other Telecommunications Terms


E–MAIL Defined for English Language Learners

e-mail

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noun

Definition of e–mail for English Language Learners

  • : a system for sending messages from one computer to another computer

  • : messages that are sent electronically from one computer to another

  • : an e-mail message


E–MAIL Defined for Kids

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e–mail

play
noun \ˈē-ˌmāl\

Definition of e–mail for Students

  1. 1 :  a system for sending messages between computers

  2. 2 :  a message sent electronically from one computer to another


2

e–mail

play
verb \ˈē-ˌmāl\

Definition of e–mail for Students

e–mailed

;

e–mailing

  1. :  to send e-mail or as e-mail She e-mailed her friends.


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