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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Telephone, telegraph
facsimilefac‧sim‧i‧le /fækˈsɪməli/ noun [countable]  1 COPYan exact copy of a picture, piece of writing etc2 formalTCT a fax
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facsimileIn a world instantly connected by a finger on a facsimile machine, it might seem unnecessary to decentralise research.A facsimile of the 1896 book was published in February.This technique has enabled extremely accurate facsimiles of ancient bodies to be produced.Some vendors are expected to build devices that add facsimile and telephone capabilities, while others offer speech processing capability.Being live performances, these are real facsimiles of how I recall Ferrier sounding in performance.After a few experiments, I came up with a reasonable facsimile of Rebecca's accidental assemblage.Riven felt somehow that it was fitting - Jenny's facsimile had come ahead of them.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfacsimilefac‧sim‧i‧le /fækˈsɪməli/ noun [countable]1formalOFFICE another name for a FAX2an exact copy of something, especially something old and valuable such as a book or picture etcThe collection includes facsimiles of early English postage stamps.
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