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facsimile

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v facsimile send something via a facsimile machine "Can you fax me the report right away?"
    • n facsimile duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
    • n facsimile an exact copy or reproduction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Facsimile 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.
    • v. t Facsimile To make a facsimile of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n facsimile An exact copy or counterpart; an imitation of an original in all its proportions, qualities, and peculiarities: as, engraved or lithographed facsimiles of old manuscripts, of autographs, of a drawing, etc.; a facsimile of a coin or a medal.
    • facsimile Having the character of a facsimile or counterpart; exactly corresponding or reproduced: as, a facsimile reprint of an old book; a facsimile picture.
    • facsimile Producing or adapted to produce facsimiles.
    • facsimile To make a facsimile or exact counterpart of; copy exactly.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fac simile, make like; or an abbreviation of factum simile, made like; facere, to make + similes, like. See Fact, and Simile

Usage

In literature:

Copies or Facsimiles of other Old Newspapers.
"Notes and Queries, Number 228, March 11, 1854" by Various
After having copies of the rather simple document drawn up for the facsimile broadcasters, Vyrtl gave her leave to depart.
"The Envoy, Her" by Horace Brown Fyfe
Facsimiles are given in J.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
The one makes facsimiles, the other sick families.
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
With 40 Facsimiles from Ancient Manuscripts.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
An electrotype is a facsimile printing plate duplicated from an original.
"From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921" by H. C. Forster
Many interesting Portraits and Facsimiles.
"An Engagement of Convenience" by Louis Zangwill
Bite the plate, and the result will be a facsimile of the design executed on the paper.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
With 3 Maps and 3 Facsimiles.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer" by John Gerard
By REGINALD H. BARNES, Vicar of Heavitree, and CHARLES E. BROWN, Major R.A. With Facsimile Letter.
"Dante. An essay." by R. W. Church
It is now represented at Heidelberg by a photographic facsimile.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Profusely illustrated with Caricatures, Portraits, Facsimiles of letters, etc.
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
It is unnecessary to state that it differs in a fundamental way from other facsimile systems of telegraphy.
"Electricity and Magnetism" by Elisha Gray
With Portraits and Facsimiles.
"Vanitas" by Vernon Lee
Then I'd like to transmit digital facsimiles of whatever's in here to New York.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
With facsimile illustrations from his journals .
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
Portrait after J. Hayter, and facsimile.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
With Portraits and Facsimiles.
"Mr Punch's Pocket Ibsen - A Collection of Some of the Master's Best Known Dramas" by F. Anstey
See facsimile reprint by M. Nijhoff (the Hague, 1898).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
The Facsimile Text Society, New York: 1930.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Frank Luther Mott
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In news:

The special edition comes with a facsimile of a hand-drawn version Turing played on.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is alerting companies, shippers, contractors, and potential DOT contractors that fraudulent letters, or facsimile letters (often signed by an individual claiming to be a senior DOT procurement official).
The scientific director with the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is working with Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to create a line of Ancient Ales — facsimiles of brews from centuries ago.
A facsimile of the printed edition (PDF) is available here.
A portion of the facsimile of Waldseemuller's world map is displayed at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC The map shows the word "America," below the horizontal line at center.
La Peinture d'histoire en France de 1747 à 1785 by Jean Locquin Arthena (Paris, facsimile reprint of 1912 edition), 358 pp.
Create a facsimile for Fan Expo.
Man Arrested After Facsimile Explosive Device Discovered Outside Of Police Station In Ventura County.
Robert Addis uses a facsimile machine and a modem at his translation agency in Menlo Park, Calif, but that is as technically advanced as he gets.
A facsimile of 14-time major winner Eldrick Woods with a fuse on the end of his driver.
While they're watching facsimiles of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the real deals are singing their hearts.
Facsimile reprint 1918-1933 Athenäum Verlag (Königstein, West, 16 volumes, 27,000 pp.
Holidays and birthdays, my wife doesn't have to think too hard about what to get me: a map, preferably a facsimile of an old one of an area where I have just been on assignment.
FRESH artisanal ricotta cheese — the real thing, not the supermarket version, which is not a reasonable facsimile — can be a delight.
They could have named this the Facsimile Tour.
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In science:

The waveforms captured by a single ATWD channel or the fADC are similar to a facsimile scan line.
The ICECUBE prototype string in AMANDA
The original facsimile encoding standard is based on “run-length ” encoding followed by Huffman encoding with a fixed, immutable, Huffman code.
The ICECUBE prototype string in AMANDA
Volume I in fact contains a facsimile reproduction and transcriptions of the notebook.
Book Review: The Genesis of General Relativity
This is a facsimile-style translation of Wigner’s seminal paper on measurement limitations in the presence of additive conservation laws. A critical survey of the history of subsequent extensions and variations of what is now known as the Wigner-Araki-Yanase (WAY) Theorem is provided in a paper published concurrently.
Translation of "Die Messung quantenmechanischer Operatoren" by E.P.~Wigner
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