Facsimile equipment

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facsimile equipment

(Popularly called fax.) Apparatus used for the electrical transmission of a graphic or printed record, for example, a weather map or a letter, usually over telephone wires but occasionally by radio.

The received image is built up from dots or lines that may be of constant intensity or of varying intensity, depending on the type of system employed.
See pixel.

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