- to transmit a facsimile of (printed matter, photographs, or the like) electronically: Fax the information to all our branch offices.
Origin of fax
by shortening and respelling
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Examples from the Web for fax
According to a police source, that fax came in at 2:46 p.m.—literally a after before the fatal bullets flew.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish
December 22, 2014
But this is a regular office with fax machines and telephones and computers.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 15, 2014
In fact, new technologies—copiers, fax machines, and recently the iPad—were significant sources of inspiration for him.
Beginning in 1988, he also dove into making art using a fax machine.
The letters, telephone calls, and fax messages started pouring into the Lyceum.Rebels Rise Again Over Flag Banning
July 28, 2014
The difficulty, then, is how fax we are ourselves the objects of our senses.A Treatise of Human Nature
Jordan raised his head and stared over the fax sheet at Clements.If at First You Don't...
It is to be connected, it would seem, etymologically with fax, 'a torch'.
May we not say in mythology as in literature, Fax mentis incendium gloria?An Introduction to Mythology
Fax mentis honest gloria—Glory is the torch of an honourable mind.
- (tr) to send (a message, document, etc) by fax
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Word Origin and History for fax
1948, short for facsimile (telegraphy). The verb attested by 1970. Related: Faxed; faxing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper