\ ˈfaks How to pronounce fax (audio) \

Definition of fax

2 : a device used to send or receive facsimile communications
3 : a facsimile communication

Other Words from fax

fax verb

Examples of fax in a Sentence

She sent me a copy of her report by fax. She sent me a fax of her report.
Recent Examples on the Web Because, sadly, healthcare still operates with the fax machine as its most interoperable mechanism. Joe Gagnon, Forbes, 15 Aug. 2022 Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax. Giovana Gelhoren, PEOPLE.com, 27 July 2022 Those who qualify can submit their paperwork online, in-person or through fax. Amy Wang, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 June 2022 Voters also can cast a ballot in-person at one of the city’s three vote centers, mail in their ballot package or apply to vote by fax or email. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Mar. 2022 Applications sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted for consideration. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 11 Feb. 2022 Sponsor in its sole discretion may allow transmission of verification documents via fax or email. chicagotribune.com, 20 Dec. 2021 When developers were busy building Web 2.0 file sharing, the fax machine was still a daily fact of life. Brian Platz, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Speaking with Seth Meyers, Miley Cyrus described the hilarious process of communicating with Parton, her godmother, who still uses a fax machine in the year of our Lord 2022. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fax

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fax

by shortening & alteration

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17 Aug 2022

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“Fax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fax. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for fax


\ ˈfaks How to pronounce fax (audio) \

Kids Definition of fax

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : a machine used to send or receive material by facsimile
3 : something sent or received by facsimile


faxed; faxing

Kids Definition of fax (Entry 2 of 2)

: to send material by facsimile

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