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fax / faks/ • n. an image of a document made by electronic scanning and transmitted as data by telecommunication links. ∎  the production or transmission of documents in this way: he received the report by fax. ∎  (also fax machine) a machine for transmitting and receiving such documents. • v. [tr.] send (a document) by such means. ∎  contact (someone) by such means: to obtain a brochure, fax the agent.

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fax (facsimile transmission) Equipment by which text and images can be transmitted and received through a telephone system. The image, on paper, is scanned to translate it into a series of electrical pulses. Inside the fax machine, a modem converts the pulses into an analogue form that can be transmitted through the telephone system. At the receiving end, the fax machine's modem converts the signals back into digital pulses, and prints these as dots to build up a copy of the original document. See also scanning

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fax
1. A facsimile transmission service.

2. A document sent by fax.

3. To send or communicate by fax.

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fax (or FAX) (fæks) facsimile transmission
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