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email

or e-mail, E-mail

[ee-meyl]
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noun
  1. a system for sending messages from one individual to another via telecommunications links between computers or terminals using dedicated software: Communication by email is almost instantaneous.
  2. a message sent by email: Send me an email about that idea, and I'll get back to you.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to send a message to by email: When you email me, don't forget to attach the documents.
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Origin of email

First recorded in 1980–85; e(lectronic) + mail1

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Word Origin and History for emailing

email

n.

a type of pottery design pattern, c.1877, from French email (12c.), literally "enamel" (see enamel (n.)).

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