Definition of facsimile noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fækˈsɪməli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fækˈsɪməli//
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  1. 1[countable] an exact copy of something a facsimile edition a manuscript reproduced in facsimile A facsimile of the document is available in the British Library.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] (formal) = fax a facsimile machine
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (originally as fac simile, denoting the making of an exact copy, especially of writing): modern Latin, from Latin fac! (imperative of facere ‘make’) and simile (neuter of similis ‘like’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: facsimile

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