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[voks] /vɒks/
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 of VOX
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/
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/
the voice of the people (is) the voice of God. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "VOX Angelica is that lovely soft stop in the swell," said Johan.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • The VOX Bensonorum was as familiar as the Congregational bell.

    'Charge It' Irving Bacheller
  • But even in these, who does not remember the power of the VOX humana stop?

    Christmas Evans Paxton Hood
  • VOX populi, VOX Dei: the voice of the people is the voice of God.

    The Verbalist Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
  • It was about this time that he talked about the "nux vomica," instead of the "VOX Populi."

British Dictionary definitions for VOX


noun (pl) voces (ˈvəʊsiːz)
a voice or sound
Word Origin
Latin: voice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Latin, literally "voice" (see voice (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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