faxing

fax

[faks] Telecommunications.
noun
1.
facsimile ( def 2 ).
adjective
2.
facsimile ( def 5 ).
verb (used with object)
3.
to transmit a facsimile of (printed matter, photographs, or the like) electronically: Fax the information to all our branch offices.

Origin:
by shortening and respelling

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fax (fæks)
 
n
1.  short for facsimile machine Also: fax machine
2.  short for facsimile transmission
3.  a message or document sent by fax
 
vb
4.  (tr) to send (a message, document, etc) by fax

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Word Origin & History

fax
1948, short for facsimile (telegraphy). The verb first attested 1979.
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fax
facsimile
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