When you send a document to someone by electronic means, you are faxing it. The word “fax” comes from the word “facsimile.” Earlier ways of making facsimiles included photocopying and photographing. The oldest facsimiles were handwritten versions of original texts.

The word “facsimile” means

B. an exact copy.


Answers A and D are examples of facsimiles; they do not define the word. C is incorrect because the paragraph indicates that ways of making facsimiles are ways of making copies.

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