snail mail

Definitions

General English

Computing

  • noun a term used to refer to the usually slow postal delivery as opposed to nearly instant electronic mail delivery

Electronics

  • Mail handled by a postal service, as opposed to email. Aside from distinguishing between physical and electronic delivery, the term makes reference to the sluggishness of postal services. Also spelled snailmail.

Information & Library Science

  • noun mail sent through the postal service, as distinct from faster electronic mail.
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