- a device in certain types of telecommunications equipment, as telephone answering machines, that converts an incoming voice or sound signal into an electrical signal that turns on a transmitter or recorder that continues to operate as long as the incoming signal is maintained.
Origin of VOX
vox et praeterea nihil
- a voice and nothing more.
- the voice of the people; popular opinion.Abbreviationvox pop.
Origin of vox populi
vox populi, vox Dei
- the voice of the people (is) the voice of God.
Examples from the Web for vox
News stories like this one at Vox expressed the consensus view that we were now allying with Assad.Is Obama Done Playing Footsie With Assad?
November 17, 2014
Vox also catalogues the many Republicans, from Newt Gingrich to George W. Bush, who publicly talked about the climate crisis.Obama’s New Emissions Rules Will Yank the Climate Change Debate Back Into Reality
June 2, 2014
Which brings me to the bone that remains to be picked with Vox, helpful as their tidy summary of the CDC data was.Today’s Clean-Cut Teens: Less Sex, Less Drugs
May 28, 2014
A recent Vox article, which calls to reduce doctor pay, struck many physicians as particularly off the mark.Why Primary-Care Physicians Need a Minimum Wage
May 13, 2014
Timothy B. Lee has a good visual aid at Vox showing exactly how this occurs.How to Mitigate the Damage of the Heartbleed Security Hole
April 11, 2014
The vox Bensonorum was as familiar as the Congregational bell.'Charge It'
Vox populi, vox Dei: the voice of the people is the voice of God.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
The wonderful "vox humana" stop also belongs to this manual.How it Works
At length I croaked out, 'Vox faucibus hsit, domine—Vox faucibus hsit.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. I of 2)
The mover of any such proposal was vox clamantis in deserto.Chapter of Autobiography
W E Gladstone
- a voice or sound
- the voice of the people; popular or public opinion
Word Origin and History for vox
Latin, literally "voice" (see voice (n.)).
1540s, Latin, literally "voice of the people." The full maxim (first attested in Medieval Latin) is vox populi, vox Dei "the voice of the people is the voice of God." Short form vox pop attested by 1964.