Definition of Facsimile

1. Noun. An exact copy or reproduction.

Exact synonyms: Autotype
Generic synonyms: Copy
Derivative terms: Autotypic

2. Verb. Send something via a facsimile machine. "They facsimile the information to them"; "Can you fax me the report right away?"
Exact synonyms: Fax, Telefax
Generic synonyms: Telecommunicate
Derivative terms: Fax

3. Noun. Duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio.
Exact synonyms: Facsimile Machine, Fax
Generic synonyms: Copier, Duplicator
Derivative terms: Fax

Definition of Facsimile

1. 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.

2. v. t. To make a facsimile of.

Definition of Facsimile

1. Noun. A copy or reproduction. ¹

2. Noun. A fax, a machine for making and sending copies of printed material and images via radio or telephone network. ¹

3. Noun. The image sent by the machine itself. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To send via a facsimile machine; to fax. ¹

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Definition of Facsimile


Medical Definition of Facsimile

1. Origin: L. Fac simile make like; or an abbreviation of factum simile made like; facere = to make + similes like. See Fact, and Simile. 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. Facsimile telegraph, a telegraphic apparatus reproducing messages in autograph. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Facsimile

facioscapulohumeral atrophy
facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
facsimile (current term)
facsimile machine
fact check
fact checked

Literary usage of Facsimile

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1. Calendar of the Correspondence of George Washington: Commander in Chief of by Library of Congress Manuscript Division, John Clement Fitzpatrick (1906)
"facsimile draft 380 • Peter Presley Thornton, Extra aid. ... facsimile draft (Tilghman, however, served as volunteer aid without rank from August, 1776). ..."

2. Critical & Bibliographical Notes on Early Spanish Music by Juan Facundo Riaño (1887)
"Reduced facsimile of the same Manual ... ... To face page 30 11. facsimile of Liber Evangeliorum, ... facsimile of Gothic codex containing several offices, ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1857)
"Black-letter, excessively rare, but having the first two and the last leaf in facsimile by Harris, and wanting only 12 leaves, viz. A 3, 6, 7, 8; 11,2,7, ..."

4. Early Bibles of America: Being a Descriptive Account of Bibles Published in by John Wright (1894)
"facsimile of the title-page of the Bible amended by Dr. ... facsimile of a page (p. 291) from Jonathan Morgan's translation of the New Testament, ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"It is untrue that "this letter was published in facsimile in American newspapers." "It has been rumoured," says Dr. Carpenter, in Fraser's Magazine, ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"facsimile (Strasburg, 1890). ... Walther, 523-536, with facsimile, and J. Seemüller, Die Handschriften und Quellen von ..."

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