answering machine


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an·swer·ing machine

(ăn′sər-ĭng)
n.
A device for answering one's telephone and recording callers' messages.

answering machine

or

answer machine

n
(Telecommunications) a device by means of which a telephone call is answered automatically and the caller enabled to leave a recorded message

an′swering machine`


n.
a device that automatically answers telephone calls with a prerecorded message and records callers' messages for later playback.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.answering machine - an electronic device that answers the telephone and records messagesanswering machine - an electronic device that answers the telephone and records messages
electronic device - a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
Translations
telefon se záznamníkemtelefonní záznamníkzáznamník
telefonsvarer
puhelinvastaaja
telefonska sekretarica
üzenetrögzítõ
símsvari
留守番電話
자동 응답기
odkazovač
telefonsvarare
เครื่องตอบรับโทรศัพท์
điện thoại có máy trả lời tự độngmáy trả lời điện thoại tự động

answering machine

n(automatischer) Anrufbeantworter

answering machine

[ˈɑːnsərɪŋməˈʃiːn] nsegreteria telefonica

answer

(ˈaːnsə) noun
1. something said, written or done that is caused by a question etc from another person. She refused to give an answer to his questions.
2. the solution to a problem. The answer to your transport difficulties is to buy a car.
verb
1. to make an answer to a question, problem, action etc. Answer my questions, please; Why don't you answer the letter?
2. to open (the door), pick up (the telephone) etc in reponse to a knock, ring etc. He answered the telephone as soon as it rang; Could you answer the door, please?
3. to be suitable or all that is necessary (for). This will answer my requirements.
4. (often with to) to be the same as or correspond to (a description etc). The police have found a man answering (to) that description.
ˈanswerable adjective
(usually with to, ~for) to have the responsibility. I will be answerable to you for his good behaviour; She is answerable for the whole project.
ˈanswering ˌmachine noun
(also machine) a machine that take messages for you when you cannot answer the phone. to leave a message on the answering machine.
answer for
1. (often with to) to bear the responsibility or be responsible for (something). I'll answer to your mother for your safety.
2. to suffer or be punished (for something). You'll answer for your rudeness one day!
ˈanswerphone noun
= answering machine.

answering machine

الرَدُّ الآليُّ عَلَى الهَاتِف, جِهَاز الردّ الآلي telefon se záznamníkem, záznamník telefonsvarer Anrufbeantworter αυτόματος τηλεφωνητής, τηλεφωνητής contestador, contestador automático puhelinvastaaja répondeur telefonska sekretarica segreteria telefonica 留守番電話 자동 응답기 antwoordapparaat telefonsvarer automatyczna sekretarka atendedor de chamadas, secretária eletrônica автоответчик telefonsvarare เครื่องตอบรับโทรศัพท์ telesekreter điện thoại có máy trả lời tự động, máy trả lời điện thoại tự động 电话应答机, 自动应答录音电话机
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