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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An interactive computerized system for answering and routing telephone calls, for recording, saving, and relaying messages, and sometimes for paging the user.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a computerized interactive system for storing, processing and reproducing verbal messages left through a conventional telephone network
  • n. an individual message on such a system

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a computerized system for answering and routing telephone calls; telephone messages can be recorded and stored and relayed


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