Meaning of FACSIMILE in English

/fak sim"euh lee/ , n. , v. , facsimiled, facsimileing , adj.


1. an exact copy, as of a book, painting, or manuscript.

2. Also called fax . Telecommunications.

a. a method or device for transmitting documents, drawings, photographs, or the like, by means of radio or telephone for exact reproduction elsewhere.

b. an image transmitted by such a method.

3. dropout (def. 5).


4. to reproduce in facsimile; make a facsimile of.


5. Also, fax . Telecommunications.

a. (of an image) copied by means of facsimile: facsimile mail.

b. (of a method or device) used to produce a facsimile: facsimile transmission.

[ 1655-65; earlier fac simile make the like, equiv. to L fac (impv. of facere ) + simile, n. use of neut. of similis like; see SIMILE ]

Syn. 1. replica, likeness. 1, 4 . duplicate.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .