facsimile

views updated

fac·sim·i·le / fakˈsiməlē/ • n. an exact copy, esp. of written or printed material. ∎ another term for fax.• v. (-led, -le·ing) [tr.] make a copy of: the ride was facsimiled for Disney World.

facsimile

views updated

facsimile Systems that provide electronic transmission of ordinary documents, incuding drawings, photographs, and maps. The original document is scanned at the sending station, converted into an analog or digital representation, and sent over a communication channel to the receiving station, which constructs a duplicate image on paper; this image is referred to as a facsimile. Early facsimile systems were exclusively analog, but new systems have been designed that use digital techniques for data encoding and transmission. Commercial facsimile services are known as fax.

facsimile

views updated

facsimile exact copy. XVII (orig. two words). f. L. fac, imper. of facere make, DO1 + simile, n. of similis like, SIMILAR.

Facsimile

views updated

FACSIMILE

An exact replica of a document that is copied so as to preserve all its original marks and notations.