What does facsimile mean?

Definitions for facsimilefækˈsɪm ə li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. facsimile, autotype(noun)

    an exact copy or reproduction

  2. facsimile, facsimile machine, fax(verb)

    duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio

  3. fax, telefax, facsimile(verb)

    send something via a facsimile machine

    "Can you fax me the report right away?"


  1. Facsimile(n.)

    (Telecommunications) A method for reproducing documents, drawing, or other planar image at a remote location by converting the document into coded electronic signals at one point, transmitting data via telephone line or radio signals to the remote point, and converting the signals back into a likeness of the original image. The device used at each end to convert the image to and from electronic signals was originally called Facsimile telegraph, then telefax machine, and now more commonly fax machine. The same process, using the same data transmission protocols, is now performed not only by devices dedicated exclusively to the telefax process, but also by computers and combined copying/scanning/telefax machines. Also called telefax or fax.

  2. Origin: [L. fac simile make like; or an abbreviation of factum simile made like; facere to make + similes like. See Fact, and Simile.]


  1. facsimile(Noun)

    A copy or reproduction.

  2. facsimile(Noun)

    A fax, a machine for making and sending copies of printed material and images via radio or telephone network.

  3. facsimile(Noun)

    The image sent by the machine itself.

  4. facsimile(Verb)

    To send via a facsimile machine; normally only spoken as u201Cfaxu201D.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facsimile(noun)

    a copy of anything made, either so as to be deceptive or so as to give every part and detail of the original; an exact copy or likeness

  2. Facsimile(verb)

    to make a facsimile of

  3. Origin: [L. fac simile make like; or an abbreviation of factum simile made like; facere to make + similes like. See Fact, and Simile.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of facsimile in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of facsimile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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