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facsimile

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noun fac·sim·i·le \fak-ˈsi-mə-lē\

Simple Definition of facsimile

  • : an exact copy

Full Definition of facsimile

  1. 1 :  an exact copy

  2. 2 :  a system of transmitting and reproducing graphic matter (as printing or still pictures) by means of signals sent over telephone lines

Examples of facsimile

  1. A facsimile of the world's first computer was exhibited in the museum.

  2. <the family resemblance is so strong that the boy is virtually a pint-size facsimile of his father>



Origin of facsimile

Latin fac simile make similar


First Known Use: 1691

Synonym Discussion of facsimile

reproduction, duplicate, copy, facsimile, replica mean a thing made to closely resemble another. reproduction implies an exact or close imitation of an existing thing <reproductions from the museum's furniture collection>. duplicate implies a double or counterpart exactly corresponding to another thing <a duplicate of a house key>. copy applies especially to one of a number of things reproduced mechanically <printed 1000 copies of the lithograph>. facsimile suggests a close reproduction often of graphic matter that may differ in scale <a facsimile of a rare book>. replica implies the exact reproduction of a particular item in all details <a replica of the Mayflower> but not always in the same scale <miniature replicas of classic cars>.


FACSIMILE Defined for Kids

facsimile

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noun fac·sim·i·le \fak-ˈsi-mə-lē\

Definition of facsimile

plural fac·sim·i·les

  1. 1 :  an exact copy

  2. 2 :  a system of sending and reproducing printed matter or pictures by means of signals sent over telephone lines





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