1. an exact copy, as of a book, painting, or manuscript.
2. In 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.
(origin or full word of the common noun fax)
to reproduce in facsimile; make a facsimile of.
"I know it's illegal to make copies of these plays," said Miss Parker as she handed out facsimilies of the script to the cast, "But the school seems to think that the theatre department doesn't need any funding, so I'm going to go ahead and be as illegal as I want."