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simulacrum

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noun sim·u·la·crum \ˌsim-yə-ˈla-krəm, -ˈlā-\

Definition of simulacrum

plural sim·u·la·craplay \-krə\ also sim·u·la·crums

  1. 1 :  image, representation <a reasonable simulacrum of reality — Martin Mayer>

  2. 2 :  an insubstantial form or semblance of something :  trace



Origin of simulacrum

Middle English, from Latin, from simulare


First Known Use: 15th century


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