a system for sending messages to one or more recipients via telecommunications links between computers using dedicated software or a web-based service: Communication by email is almost instantaneous.
a message sent by email: Send me an email about that idea, and I'll get back to you.
an address at which a person can receive email messages: He’s got my phone number and email in case he needs to contact me.
to send (a message or file) to (a person or organization) by email: He emailed his response to the invitation. I emailed the company but haven’t heard back yet.
to send an email; communicate by email or exchange emails: She emailed to say she’ll be on vacation next week. We emailed back and forth for three weeks before actually meeting.
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How to use email in a sentence
“For the record, I do not believe unions belong in government—including the police force,” Sherk said in an e-mail.
A phone message for Freundel at his synagogue was not returned, nor was an e-mail to his personal account.Accusations Pile Up on Top D.C. Rabbi Barry Freundel | Steven I. Weiss | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kushner, in an e-mail, said the reference came to her while she was writing.
Perhaps traditional mail will be revived, replacing e-mail, chats, and SMS.
“Our review was conducted on all publications, not one single publication,” Haney said in an e-mail.Gagging the Corps: A Marine Commandant’s War on Newsprint | David Abrams | February 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If you come across a long passage that you recognize, e-mail lucy2424 at sbcglobal dot net.Alida | Amelia Stratton Comfield
Our e-mail reaches us as it reaches those to whom we send messages, even though most people have no idea how.
Determining the paths of an e-mail message is trivial for a machine, but almost impossible for a human being.
Messages exchanged on the data highways-from e-mail to Web communication-often display the same characteristics of aphasia.
British Dictionary definitions for e-mail
short for electronic mail
to contact (a person) by electronic mail
to send (a message, document, etc) by electronic mail
- e-mailer, noun
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Scientific definitions for e-mail
A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network. E-mail is asynchronous and does not require the receiver of the message to be online at the time the message is sent or received. E-mail also allows a user to distribute messages to large numbers of recipients instantaneously.
A message or messages sent or received by such a system.
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Cultural definitions for e-mail
E-mail has become one of the most widely used aspects of the Internet, because it provides a means of mass communication to almost anywhere in the world at high speed.
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