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Definition of fax noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

fax

noun
/fæks/ fax pronunciation American
 
(also formal facsimile)1 (also fax machine) [countable] a machine that sends and receives documents in an electronic form along telephone wires and then prints themDo you have a fax?2 [uncountable] a system for sending documents using a fax machineCan you send it to me by fax?What is your fax number?3 [countable] a letter or message sent by faxDid you get my fax?You can send faxes by e-mail from your computer.Usage notesTopic Collocations: Phonesmaking and receiving phone callsthe phone/telephone ringsanswer/pick up/hang up the phone/telephonelift/pick up/hold/replace the receiverdial a phone number/an extension number/a wrong number/an area codecall someone/talk (to someone)/speak (to someone) on the phone/telephone; from home/work/the officemake/get/receive a phone calltake the phone off the hook(= remove the receiver so that the phone does not ring)the line is busythe phones have been ringing off the hook(= ringing frequently)put someone through/get through to the person you want to speak toput someone on hold (= so that they must wait for the person they want to speak to)call from/use a landlinecell phonesbe/talk on a cell phone/(informal) celluse/answer/call (someone on)/get a message on your cell phone/cellswitch/turn on/off your cell phone/cellcharge/recharge your cell phone/cella cell phone is on/is off/rings/goes off/is on vibrate/is on silent/is in silent modesend/receive a text (message)/a picture messageinsert/remove/change a SIM card