Meaning of FACSIMILE in English

I. fakˈsiməlē, -li noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Latin fac simile! make something similar!, from fac (imp. of facere to make do) + simile, neuter of similis like, similar — more at do , same

1. : an exact and detailed copy of something (as of a book, document, painting, or statue)

2. : the process of transmitting and reproducing (as printed matter or still pictures) originally by facsimile telegraph but now chiefly by a system of radio communication in which the subject matter is scanned by a pinprick of light and differences between light and dark are noted by a photoelectric cell, transmitted by radio broadcast, and intercepted by a radio receiver equipped with a stylus or other device that produces a printed record on paper

a facsimile recorder

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

1. : to be an exact copy of

2. : to make a facsimile of or reproduce by the process of facsimile

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