Pronunciation: (fak-sim'u-lē), [key]
—n., v., -led, -le•ing,
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 (def. 5).
to reproduce in facsimile; make a facsimile of.
a. (of an image) copied by means of facsimile: facsimile mail.
b. (of a method or device) used to produce a facsimile: facsimile transmission.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.