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Monday, July 21, 2014

Definitions for facsimile

  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.

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Citations for facsimile
For readers interested in seeing the novel in its pristine original form, a 1975 facsimile of the first edition, published by Garland as part of its “Library of Narratives of North American Indian Captivities” series, is available in many university libraries. , Matthew Mason and Nicholas Mason, "A Note on the Text," foreword to The History and the Life and Adventures of Mr. Anderson by Edward Kimber, 2008
I am still a facsimile of my early childhood. Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story, 2010
Origin of facsimile
1655-1665
Facsimile comes from the earlier phrase fac simile which literally meant "make the like." It is related to the word simile and entered English in the 1650s.