V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. an exact duplicate of something, such as a document, coin, painting, or handwriting; 2. a method or device for reproducing copies of documents or images in another location via telecommunications--also called a fax

Synonyms: reproduction, copy, replication, duplicate, ditto, fax

Antonyms: master, original

Tips: One lesser-known meaning of facsimile is for books that are perfect renditions of older, important works, for scholarly pursuits and sentiment. These books, which are inaccessible to the public, are reproduced down to details such as the type of leather, so they can be preserved should anything happen to the original. A fax or facsimile in the telecommunications arena is a fast duplicate of a document that is sent over the telephone lines.

Usage Examples:

Send the facsimile through your computer; the fax machine is acting up again. (reproduction, duplicate)

The art thief was duped into stealing a facsimile of the original Van Gogh painting. (replication, copy)

Please fax this document over to the client. (send a copy over the phone lines) verb

A facscimile of the famous works was created to preserve the books for future generations. (copy, replica)

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