Definition of Electronic mail

1. Noun. (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"

Exact synonyms: E-mail, Email
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Electronic Communication
Specialized synonyms: Freemail, Junk E-mail, Spam
Derivative terms: E-mail, Email
Antonyms: Snail Mail, Snail Mail, Snail Mail

Definition of Electronic mail

1. Noun. E-mail (''the system''). ¹

2. Noun. (context: countable rare) An e-mail. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electronic Mail

electronic data processing
electronic database
electronic deception
electronic device
electronic dictionary
electronic equipment
electronic fetal monitor
electronic foetal monitor
electronic game
electronic games
electronic image
electronic imitative deception
electronic information service
electronic instrument
electronic jamming
electronic mail (current term)
electronic mails
electronic manipulative deception
electronic media
electronic medias
electronic messaging
electronic network
electronic number
electronic organ
electronic organs
electronic pacemaker
electronic pacemaker load
electronic potential
electronic publishing
electronic reconnaissance

Literary usage of Electronic mail

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Educator's Guide to Electronic Networking: Creating Virtual Communities by Barbara L. Kurshans (1996)
"electronic mail—Messages sent from one individual or group to another through ... Most electronic mail systems simulate the way that mail is usually handled ..."

2. Spamming: The E-Mail You Want to Can: Congressional Hearing edited by W. J. Tauzin (2001)
"electronic mail has truly become a mainstay of both the personal and ... The use of electronic mail is growing at such a significant pace that the GAO ..."

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