—n. 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).
—v.t. to reproduce in facsimile; make a facsimile of.
—adj. Also,fax.Telecommunications. a. (of an image) copied by means of facsimile: facsimile mail. b. (of a method or device) used to produce a facsimile: facsimile transmission.