electronic communication

DEFINITIONS OF: electronic communication

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n communication by computer

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data communication, digital communication
electronic transmission of information that has been encoded digitally (as for storage and processing by computers)
e-mail, electronic mail, email
(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
electronic messaging, messaging
the sending and processing of e-mail by computer
command prompt, prompt
(computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
ATM, asynchronous transfer mode
a means of digital communications that is capable of very high speeds; suitable for transmission of images or voice or video as well as data
freemail
a service providing free email delivery in exchange for exposure to advertising
junk e-mail, spam
unwanted e-mail (usually of a commercial nature sent out in bulk)
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transmission
communication by means of transmitted signals
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