emailing

e-mail

[ee-meyl]
noun
1.
a system for sending messages from one individual to another via telecommunications links between computers or terminals.
2.
a message sent by e-mail: Send me an e-mail on the idea.
verb (used with object)
3.
to send a message to by e-mail.
Also, E-mail, email.
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e-mail or email (ˈiːmeɪl)
 
n
1.  short for electronic mail
 
vb
2.  to contact (a person) by electronic mail
3.  to send (a message, document, etc) by electronic mail
 
email or email
 
n
 
vb
 
'e-mailer or email
 
n

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e-mail
1982, short for electronic mail (1977; see mail (1)); this led to the contemptuous application of snail mail (1983) to the old system.
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e-mail or email   (ē'māl')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network. E-mail is asynchronous and does not require the receiver of the message to be online at the time the message is sent or received. E-mail also allows a user to distribute messages to large numbers of recipients instantaneously.

  2. A message or messages sent or received by such a system.


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e-mail (electronic mail)

E-mail has become one of the most widely used aspects of the Internet, because it provides a means of mass communication to almost anywhere in the world at high speed.

Note: The proliferation of spam and the transmission of computer viruses through e-mail attachments are two of the more problematic aspects of this technology.
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e-mail
electronic mail
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