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facsimile (n.)

"exact copy," 1690s, two words, from Latin fac simile "make similar," from fac imperative of facere "to make" (from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put") + simile, neuter of similis "like, resembling, of the same kind" (see similar). One-word form predominated in 20c. As an adjective from 1877

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Definitions of facsimile
1
facsimile (n.)
an exact copy or reproduction;
Synonyms: autotype
facsimile (n.)
duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio;
Synonyms: facsimile machine / fax
2
facsimile (v.)
send something via a facsimile machine;
Synonyms: fax / telefax
From wordnet.princeton.edu