facsimile vs telefax what difference

what is difference between facsimile and telefax

English

Etymology

From Latin fac simile (make like), from fac (make) (imperative of facere (make)) + simile (neuter of similis (like, similar)).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /fækˈsɪm.ə.li/

Noun

facsimile (plural facsimiles or facsimilia)

  1. (countable) A copy or reproduction.
    • 1964, Arthur Danto, “The Artworld” in Twentieth Century Theories of Art (1990), ed. James Matheson Thompson, § VIII, 540:
      To paraphrase the critic of the Times, if one may make the facsimile of a human being out of bronze, why not the facsimile of a Brillo carton out of plywood?
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:facsimile.
  2. (uncountable) Reproduction in the exact form as the original.
  3. A fax, a machine for making and sending copies of printed material and images via radio or telephone network.
  4. The image sent by the machine itself.

Synonyms

  • (copy): autotype, copy, reproduction
  • (machine): facsimile machine, fax, fax machine
  • (copy made by a facsimile): facsimile reproduction, fax

Translations

Verb

facsimile (third-person singular simple present facsimiles, present participle facsimileing or facsimiling, simple past and past participle facsimiled or facsimilied)

  1. (transitive) To send via a facsimile machine; to fax.
  2. (transitive) To make a copy of; to reproduce.

Synonyms

  • fax, telefax

Translations



English

Noun

telefax (plural telefaxes)

  1. Synonym of telefacsimile

Verb

telefax (third-person singular simple present telefaxes, present participle telefaxing, simple past and past participle telefaxed)

  1. (transitive) To transmit by telefacsimile.

Synonyms

  • fax (both noun and verb)

Dutch

Etymology

tele- +‎ fax

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: te‧le‧fax

Noun

telefax f or m (plural telefaxen, diminutive telefaxje n)

  1. fax

Synonyms

  • fax
  • telefacsimile

Italian

Etymology

English tele- +‎ fax

Noun

telefax m (invariable)

  1. fax (machine or document)

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