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Monday, July 21, 2014

Definitions for facsimile

  1. an exact copy, as of a book, painting, or manuscript.
  2. Also called fax. Telecommunications. a. a method or device for transmitting documents, drawings, photographs, or the like, by means of radio or telephone for exact reproduction elsewhere. b. an image transmitted by such a method.
  3. dropout.

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Citations for facsimile
For readers interested in seeing the novel in its pristine original form, a 1975 facsimile of the first edition, published by Garland as part of its “Library of Narratives of North American Indian Captivities” series, is available in many university libraries. , Matthew Mason and Nicholas Mason, "A Note on the Text," foreword to The History and the Life and Adventures of Mr. Anderson by Edward Kimber, 2008
I am still a facsimile of my early childhood. Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story, 2010
Origin of facsimile
Facsimile comes from the earlier phrase fac simile which literally meant "make the like." It is related to the word simile and entered English in the 1650s.