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electronic mail

n.
See email.

electronic mail

n
(Communications & Information) the transmission and distribution of messages, information, facsimiles of documents, etc, from one computer terminal to another. Abbreviation: e-mail, email or E-mail

electron′ic mail′


n.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electronic 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 inelectronic 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"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
electronic communication - communication by computer
freemail - a service providing free email delivery in exchange for exposure to advertising
junk e-mail, spam - unwanted e-mail (usually of a commercial nature sent out in bulk)
snail mail - any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service; "email is much faster than snail mail"
Translations
بَريد إلِكْتروني
e-maile-post
elektronikus posta e-mail
elektronická pošta
elektronska pošta

electronic mail

nposta elettronica

electron

(iˈlektron) noun
a very small particle within the atom.
electronic (eləkˈtronik) adjective
1. worked or produced by devices built or made according to the principles of electronics. an electronic calculator.
2. concerned or working with such machines. an electronic engineer.
ˌelectronic ˈmail noun
(also e-mail, ~email) the system of sending messages by computer; the information sent this way.
electronics (eləkˈtroniks) noun singular
the branch of science that deals with the study of the movement and effects of electrons and with their application to machines etc.
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Most significantly though, it held that once an electronic mail record was transferred to a recordkeeping system with "all appropriate transmission data," that "identical versions," such as the remaining electronic copy, could be disposed of under GRS 20.
Kane (5) defines patient-provider electronic mail as a computer-based communication between clinicians and patients within a contractual relationship in which the health care provider has taken on an explicit measure of responsibility for the client's care.
According to spokeswoman Pam McGraw, AOL's electronic mail system was sluggish throughout the day.
With InterOFFICE Message Exchange users of Intermail can send multimedia data, including text memos, revisable word processing documents, meeting invitations, or binary attachments like spreadsheets, to users of remote, foreign, and incompatible electronic mail and office systems, without learning any new commands or addressing formats.
With traditional electronic mail broadcast to many people, the one message you create on your computer is duplicated and delivered to each person on your mailing list.
Z from Chicago, who writes: Via electronic mail I have: Answered my mail at the time that best suits me and communicated effectively independent of distance.
Another alternative to telephone tag and interoffice paper memos is electronic mail or e-mail.
Associations are great candidates for using global electronic mail, because they need to communicate with their members.
To an astonishing degree, electronic mail carried over computer networks and documents transmitted by facsimile machines have already supplanted the more traditional means of formally and informally exchanging scientific ideas and data.
Electronic mail assigns you a "mailbox" on the computer system.
Industry analysts agree that the greatest potential application of electronic mail will be for intercompany communications.

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