from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device that sends and receives printed pages or images over telephone lines by converting them to and from electronic signals.
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- n. A device which scans, transmits, receives and prints documents (faxes) transmitted by telephone
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I dried off and got dressed, then opened my bedroom door, briefly wondered where my husband was (Sinclair only had to rest on occasion and, likely after sex, had waited until I conked out and then gone to the library or the fax machine or the local Kinko's to make color copies of something – wait, he had Tina to do that), furtively checked for unwanted ghosts, then bounded down the steps.
Roscoe turned on the fax machine and picked up the phone to call Florida.
Leaving the fax machine in search of a dial tone, Rachel dashed out of the hydrolab just as helicopter blades thundered overhead.
A century later, in 1948, RCA announced a fax machine that transmitted messages via radio waves; it was called “ultrafax.”
Inside the hydrolab, the fax machine beeped contentedly.
During the 1960s, Xerox manufactured a fax machine called a “tele-copier” that was sold to the Associated Press, UPI, and Reuters news agencies to send photographs and documents over telephone lines to media newsrooms.
I wanted it to be the first thing this Jaline picked up from the fax machine on Monday morning.
Starting that year, Americans began to assume that “everybody else” had a fax machine Holmlöv and Warneyd, 1990.