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.
Recent Examples of fax from the Web
Fax machines have been largely phased out of many offices, but health clinics still rely on them.
Like making duplicates on the library's copier or using its fax machine, the use of the 3D printer is not free.
Entry forms can be submitted online, in person at Springbrook or Naperbrook, or by mail or fax.
Tamera Pritchett, who is living in the home with her fiancé and two children, found the house listed for rent on Craiglist, signed a lease by fax, and paid a money order for rent.
Bujak had been charged with sending an anonymous fax in 2012 to the special prosecutor in his abuse-of-funds case, including an allegedly fake email to county commissioners from a supporter of Bujak’s who had since died.
One former sales director testified Cadden referred to the company’s fax machines, through which orders arrived, as his personal ATM.
AQSIQ did not reply to a request for comment or questions sent by fax about how regulations might be changed in response to foreign appeals.
The device, the size of a fax machine, sat amid the nursery with bright puff balls hanging from the ceiling.
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Origin and Etymology of fax
by shortening & alteration
First Known Use: 1937See Words from the same year
FAX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fax for English Language Learners
: 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
FAX Defined for Kids
Definition of fax for Students
: to send material by facsimile
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