facsimile

[fak-sim-uh-lee]
noun
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 ).
verb (used with object), facsimiled, facsimileing.
4.
to reproduce in facsimile; make a facsimile of.
adjective
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.

Origin:
1655–65; earlier fac simile make the like, equivalent to Latin fac (imperative of facere) + simile, noun use of neuter of similis like; see simile


1. replica, likeness. 1, 4. duplicate.
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facsimile (fækˈsɪmɪlɪ)
 
n
1.  a.  an exact copy or reproduction
 b.  (as modifier): a facsimile publication
2.  an image produced by facsimile transmission
 
vb , -les, -leing, -led
3.  (tr) to make an exact copy of
 
[C17: from Latin fac simile! make something like it!, from facere to make + similis similar, like]

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facsimile
1660s, from L. fac simile "make similar," from fac imperative of facere "to make" (see factitious) + simile, neut. of similis "like, similar."
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Dinosaur bones are now understood to actually be bone rather than mineralized
  facsimiles and many contain soft tissue.
It is suggested that they were thought so special in life that facsimiles of
  them would not do.
No facsimiles or mechanical reproductions permitted.
The instruments are plastic facsimiles festooned with brightly colored buttons.
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