Dictionary.com

fax

[ faks ]
/ fæks /
Telecommunications.
Save This Word!

noun

adjective

verb (used with object)

to transmit a facsimile of (printed matter, photographs, or the like) electronically: Fax the information to all our branch offices.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of fax

By shortening and respelling
facts, FAQs, fax
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for fax

fax
/ (fæks) /

noun

Also: fax machine short for facsimile machine
a message or document sent by fax

verb

(tr) to send (a message, document, etc) by fax
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Hate Typos? Get Grammar Coach