Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An exact copy or reproduction, as of a document.
  • adjective Of or used to produce exact reproductions, as of documents.
  • adjective Exactly reproduced; duplicate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a facsimile or exact counterpart of; copy exactly.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make a facsimile of.
  • noun 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.
  • noun a telegraphic apparatus reproducing messages in autograph.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A copy or reproduction.
  • noun A fax, a machine for making and sending copies of printed material and images via radio or telephone network.
  • noun The image sent by the machine itself.
  • verb transitive To send via a facsimile machine; to fax.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb send something via a facsimile machine
  • noun duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
  • noun an exact copy or reproduction

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin fac simile, make similar : fac, imperative of facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots + simile, neuter of similis, similar; see similar.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin fac simile ("make like"), from fac ("make"), imperative of facere ("make"), + simile, neuter of similis ("like, similar").

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