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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  e-mail 
  n  :  (computer  science)  a  system  of  world-wide  electronic 
  communication  in  which  a  computer  user  can  compose  a 
  message  at  one  terminal  that  is  generated  at  the 
  recipient's  terminal  when  he  logs  in  [syn:  {electronic 
  mail},  {email}] 
  v  :  communicate  electronically  on  the  computer;  "she  e-mailed  me 
  the  good  news"  [syn:  {email},  {netmail}] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  email 
  n  :  (computer  science)  a  system  of  world-wide  electronic 
  communication  in  which  a  computer  user  can  compose  a 
  message  at  one  terminal  that  is  generated  at  the 
  recipient's  terminal  when  he  logs  in  [syn:  {electronic 
  mail},  {e-mail}] 
  v  :  communicate  electronically  on  the  computer;  "she  e-mailed  me 
  the  good  news"  [syn:  {e-mail},  {netmail}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  email  /ee'mayl/  (also  written  `e-mail'  and  `E-mail')  1.  n. 
  Electronic  mail  automatically  passed  through  computer  networks  and/or  via 
  modems  over  common-carrier  lines.  Contrast  {snail-mail},  {paper-net}, 
  {voice-net}.  See  {network  address}.  2.  vt  To  send  electronic  mail 
 
  Oddly  enough,  the  word  `emailed'  is  actually  listed  in  the  OED; 
  it  means  "embossed  (with  a  raised  pattern)  or  perh.  arranged  in  a  net  or 
  open  work".  A  use  from  1480  is  given  The  word  is  probably  derived  from 
  French  `e'maille''  (enameled)  and  related  to  Old  French  `emmailleu"re' 
  (network).  A  French  correspondent  tells  us  that  in  modern  French, 
  `email'  is  a  hard  enamel  obtained  by  heating  special  paints  in  a  furnace; 
  an  `emailleur'  (no  final  e)  is  a  craftsman  who  makes  email  (he  generally 
  paints  some  objects  (like,  say  jewelry)  and  cooks  them  in  a  furnace). 
 
  There  are  numerous  spelling  variants  of  this  word  In  Internet 
  traffic  up  to  1995,  `email'  predominates,  `e-mail'  runs  a  not-too-distant 
  second  and  `E-mail'  and  `Email'  are  a  distant  third  and  fourth 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  e-mail 
 
  {electronic  mail} 
 
 




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