One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The transmission of documents by fax.‘for more information contact us by telefax’
- ‘The widespread use of telefax is more recent.’
- ‘She can now choose among services such as speed post, telefax and Internet kiosks at the post office, where cranky clerks formerly sold mainly just stamps and letters.’
- ‘I was told to acknowledge receipt of them, either by e-mail, telefax or normal mail.’
- 1.1 A document sent by fax.
- ‘Staples, clips, and rubber bands were removed for preservation purposes, and telefaxes were photocopied to acid-free paper and the originals removed from the collection.’
- ‘As this is a matter of extreme importance we respectfully request your immediate attention to this telefax and that your answer could be provided within the course of tomorrow morning.’
- ‘You will be advised by SMS if new appointments, new telefaxes, new e-mails are present.’
- ‘The points made in the telefax concerning the discrepancy in the figures stated for ‘Phase 4 ‘and ‘Retainage’ can be seen to be valid when the contents of pages 3/707 and 3/747 are compared.’
- ‘Calls - including the sending of telefaxes - for advertising purposes without the prior consent of the subscriber are not permitted.’
- 1.2 A fax machine.
copy, reproduction, duplicate, photocopy, mimeograph, mimeo, replica, likeness, carbon, carbon copy, print, reprint, offprint, imageView synonyms
- ‘The invention makes possible estimating and control of the printing/copying process costs through printers, telefaxes and other digital multifunctional units operating locally or in the network of any user of this equipment.’
- ‘An electrographic printing apparatus capable of functioning as a copier, printer, and telefax machine is disclosed.’
- ‘Guest services include portable telefax units, guest history program, and airport limousine and representative.’
verb[with object]usually as adjective telefaxed
Send (a message) by fax.‘telefaxed bills of lading’
- ‘A maximum of five pages excluding the cover sheet will be telefaxed.’
- ‘If it is a telefaxed or a mailed rush request, the request will be returned.’
- ‘A written probable cause statement shall be presented to the magistrate, although the statement may be verbally communicated by telephone, telefaxed, or otherwise electronically transmitted to the magistrate.’
- ‘The Addendum was also telefaxed on the same day to various leading members of Congress.’
- ‘A financial institution may provide the required data by submitting electronic media in a compatible format, delivering, mailing, or telefaxing a copy of the data, or by other means authorized by the commissioner of human services that will result in timely reporting.’
1940s: abbreviation of telefacsimile.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.