fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication
(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)
2. People who make erroneous statements or who misrepresent themselves: The economic advisor was a falsifier who deliberately fooled investors who trusted him.
3. Anyone who counterfeits or who gives something a deceptive appearance: The counterfeit artist was actually a falsifier who created paintings of famous artists himself and claimed that they were the actual works of other painters.
2. Concerning a current use or custom at a certain time: Jane said that possessing an expensive smart phone was a very fashionable thing to have.
2. 3. A method, or device, for transmitting documents, drawings, photographs, or the like, by means of radio, or telephone, for exact reproduction elsewhere.
An abbreviated form of "fax" is normally used for "facsimile messages".
From an etymological perspective, it is redundant to say, "Would you make a facsimile of this document, please." The term facsimile came from the Latin phrase fac simile, meaning "to make similar", and it was at one time written in English as two words.
In its first recorded English use, facsimile meant "the copying of anything; an imitation".
2. Pertaining to something that can be done properly without too much difficulty: The construction company chose the most feasible solution available by asking an experienced contractor to build a new hotel in town.
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2. Causing or favoring the development of fever.
3. Anything that produces fever.