simulacrum


sim·u·la·crum

noun \ˌsim-yə-ˈla-krəm, -ˈlā-\
plural sim·u·la·cra\-krə\ also sim·u·la·crums

Definition of SIMULACRUM

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