electronic mail

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 in

you cannot send packages by electronic mail

Syn: ↑e-mail, ↑email
Ant: ↑snail mail (for: ↑email), ↑snail mail (for: ↑e-mail), ↑snail mail
Derivationally related forms: ↑email (for: ↑email), ↑e-mail (for: ↑e-mail)
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑electronic communication
Hyponyms: ↑freemail, ↑spam, ↑junk e-mail

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noun [noncount]

They communicate frequently by electronic mail.

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ˌelectronic ˈmail [electronic mail] noun uncountable (formal)
= email

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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