an electronic device that answers the telephone and records messages
A device that automatically records voice mail from unanswered telephone calls.
The answering machine, answerphone or message machine, also known as the telephone answering machine in the UK and some Commonwealth countries, ansaphone or ansafone, or telephone answering device is a device for answering telephones and recording callers' messages. Unlike voicemail, which can be a centralized or networked system that performs a similar function, an answering machine must be set up in the user's premises alongside — or incorporated within — the user's telephone.
The numerical value of answering machine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of answering machine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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We would be out to dinner and they would ring my mother's cellphone, then they would call my dad's cellphone and then when we got back to the house, there would be another message on the answering machine.
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- contestador automáticoSpanish
- vastaaja, puhelinvastaajaFinnish
- segreteria automatica, segreteria telefonicaItalian
- 留守番電話, 留守電Japanese
- secretária automáticaPortuguese
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