n. & v.
n. 1 an exact copy, esp. of writing, printing, a picture, etc. (often attrib. : facsimile edition). 2 a production of an exact copy of a document etc. by electronic scanning and transmission of the resulting data (see also FAX). b a copy produced in this way.
v.tr. (facsimiled, facsimileing) make a facsimile of. in facsimile as an exact copy.
[ mod.L f. L fac imper. of facere make + simile neut. of similis like ]