from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An exact copy or reproduction, as of a document.
- n. See fax.
- adj. Of or used to produce exact reproductions, as of documents.
- adj. Exactly reproduced; duplicate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A copy or reproduction.
- n. A fax, a machine for making and sending copies of printed material and images via radio or telephone network.
- n. The image sent by the machine itself.
- v. To send via a facsimile machine; to fax.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A copy of anything made, either so as to be deceptive or so as to give every part and detail of the original; an exact copy or likeness.
- transitive v. To make a facsimile of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An exact copy or counterpart; an imitation of an original in all its proportions, qualities, and peculiarities: as, engraved or lithographed facsimiles of old manuscripts, of autographs, of a drawing, etc.; a facsimile of a coin or a medal.
- Having the character of a facsimile or counterpart; exactly corresponding or reproduced: as, a facsimile reprint of an old book; a facsimile picture.
- Producing or adapted to produce facsimiles.
- To make a facsimile or exact counterpart of; copy exactly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. send something via a facsimile machine
- n. duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
- n. an exact copy or reproduction
Latin fac simile, make similar : fac, imperative of facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots + simile, neuter of similis, similar; see similar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fac simile ("make like"), from fac ("make"), imperative of facere ("make"), + simile, neuter of similis ("like, similar"). (Wiktionary)