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Meaning of facsimile

fac•sim•i•le

Pronunciation: (fak-sim'u-lē), [key]
— n., v., adj. -led, -le•ing,
—n.
  1. an exact copy, as of a book, painting, or manuscript.
  2. Also called
    1. a method or device for transmitting documents, drawings, photographs, or the like, by means of radio or telephone for exact reproduction elsewhere.
    2. an image transmitted by such a method.
  3. dropout (def. 5).
—v.t.
  1. to reproduce in facsimile; make a facsimile of.
—adj.
  1. facsimile mail.
    1. (of an image) copied by means of facsimile:facsimile mail.
    2. (of a method or device) used to produce a facsimile:facsimile transmission.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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