facsimile

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fac simile (make like), from fac (make), imperative of facere (make), + simile, neuter of similis (like, similar).

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  • IPA(key): /fækˈsɪm.ɪ.li/

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facsimile (plural facsimiles or facsimilia)

  1. A copy or reproduction.
    • 1964, Arthur Danto, “The Artworld” in Twentieth Century Theories of Art (1990), ed. James Matheson Thompson, § VIII, page 540:
      To paraphrase the critic of the Times, if one may make the facsimile of a human being out of bronze, why not the facsimile of a Brillo carton out of plywood?
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:facsimile.
  2. A fax, a machine for making and sending copies of printed material and images via radio or telephone network.
  3. The image sent by the machine itself.

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facsimile (third-person singular simple present facsimiles, present participle facsimileing or facsimiling, simple past and past participle facsimiled)

  1. (transitive) To send via a facsimile machine; to fax.

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