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snail mail

n. Informal
Mail delivered by a postal system, as distinct from electronic mail.

snail mail

n
(Communications & Information) the conventional postal system, as opposed to electronic mail
vb
(Communications & Information) (tr) to send by the conventional postal system, rather than by electronic mail
[C20: so named because of the relative slowness of the conventional postal system]

snail′ mail`


n.
physical delivery of mail, as contrasted with electronic mail. Also called s-mail.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snail mail - any mail that is physically delivered by the postal servicesnail mail - any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service; "email is much faster than snail mail"
mail service, postal service, mail, post - the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'"
electronic mail, email, e-mail - (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in; "you cannot send packages by electronic mail"
electronic mail, email, e-mail - (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in; "you cannot send packages by electronic mail"
electronic mail, email, e-mail - (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in; "you cannot send packages by electronic mail"
Translations
Schneckenpost
rendes posta
navadna pošta

snail mail

n (hum)Schneckenpost f (inf, im Gegensatz zur elektronischen Post)
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