voice store and forward

voice store and forward

[′vȯis ¦stȯr ən ′fȯr·wərd]
(communications)
A computer-supported system that converts spoken messages to digital format, stores them temporarily, and then transmits them to a receiver where they are converted back to sound.

voice store and forward

The technology behind voicemail and messaging systems. Human voice is digitized, stored in the computer, routed to the recipient's mailbox and retrieved by the user when required.