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VOX

[voks] /vɒks/
noun
1.
a device in certain types of telecommunications equipment, as telephone answering machines, that converts an incoming voice or sound signal into an electrical signal that turns on a transmitter or recorder that continues to operate as long as the incoming signal is maintained.
Origin
acronym from voice-operated keying, altered to conform to Latin vōx voice

vox et praeterea nihil

[wohks et prahy-te-re-ah ni-hil; English voks et pri-teer-ee-uh nahy-hil] /ˈwoʊks ɛt praɪˈtɛ rɛˌɑ ˈnɪ hɪl; English ˈvɒks ɛt prɪˈtɪər i ə ˈnaɪ hɪl/
Latin.
1.
a voice and nothing more.

vox populi, vox Dei

[wohks poh-poo-lee wohks de-ee; English voks pop-yuh-lahy voks dee-ahy, dey-ee] /woʊks ˈpoʊ pʊˌli woʊks ˈdɛ i; English vɒks ˈpɒp yəˌlaɪ vɒks ˈdi aɪ, ˈdeɪ i/
Latin.
1.
the voice of the people (is) the voice of God.
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British Dictionary definitions for VOX

vox

/vɒks/
noun (pl) voces (ˈvəʊsiːz)
1.
a voice or sound
Word Origin
Latin: voice
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Word Origin and History for VOX

vox

Latin, literally "voice" (see voice (n.)).

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