electronic mail


noun


Nearby words

  1. electronic imaging,
  2. electronic ink,
  3. electronic intelligence,
  4. electronic journalism,
  5. electronic keyboard,
  6. electronic mailbox,
  7. electronic music,
  8. electronic news gathering,
  9. electronic office,
  10. electronic organ

Origin of electronic mail

First recorded in 1975–80

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British Dictionary definitions for electronic mail

electronic mail

noun

the transmission and distribution of messages, information, facsimiles of documents, etc, from one computer terminal to anotherAbbreviation: e-mail, email, E-mail
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Word Origin and History for electronic mail

electronic mail

n.

1977; see e-mail.

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