Facsimile definition

făk-sĭmə-lē
An exact reproduction or copy.
noun
4
1
The transmission and reproduction of graphic matter by electrical means, as by radio or wire.
noun
3
1
An exact copy or reproduction, as of a document.
noun
2
1
Of or used to produce exact reproductions, as of documents.
adjective
2
1
Of or having the nature of a facsimile.
adjective
2
1
Advertisement
A facsimile is defined as an exact copy or reproduction of something.

An exact copy that has been made of a check is an example of a facsimile.

noun
1
0
The definition of facsimile is something that is an exact copy of something.

When you have an exact copy of a legal document, this is an example of a facsimile copy.

adjective
1
0
A copy or reproduction.
noun
0
0
A fax, a machine for making and sending copies of printed material and images via radio or telephone network.
noun
0
0
The image sent by the machine itself.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
To send via a facsimile machine; to fax.
verb
0
0
To make a facsimile of.
verb
1
2
Exactly reproduced; duplicate.
adjective
0
1
See fax.
0
1
From the Latin facere simile, which translates to make similar. Technology that enables the transmission of images between paired transmitters and receivers.The transmitting fax scans the image document from top to bottom and from left to right, looking for dots of color -- most machines support only black and white, some systems will also support 256 levels of grayscale, and some will support a large color palette -- at various levels of resolution, as measured in lines per inch (lpi) and dots per inch (dpi). The fax machine translates the dots into data bits, which it compresses in order to reduce transmission time, and transmits through a network to the receiving machine. If the local loop is analog in nature, as is usually the case, an embedded modem transmits the digital data by modulating the analog waveforms. Just in case you were wondering about the origin and evolution of facsimile technology, Edward Davy invented the first practical facsimile machine in 1837, but abandoned the invention soon thereafter. Alexander Bain (1811
0
1
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
facsimile
Plural:
facsimiles

Origin of facsimile

  • Latin fac simile make similar fac imperative of facere to make dhē- in Indo-European roots simile neuter of similis similar similar

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary