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sim•u•la•crum  (sim′yə lākrəm),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -cra (-krə).USA pronunciation 
  1. a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
  2. an effigy, image, or representation:a simulacrum of Aphrodite.
  • Latin simulācrum likeness, image, equivalent. to simulā(re) to simulate + -crum instrumental suffix
  • 1590–1600


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

simulacrum /ˌsɪmjʊˈleɪkrəm/ n ( pl -cra / -krə/) archaic
  1. any image or representation of something
  2. a slight, unreal, or vague semblance of something; superficial likeness
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin: likeness, from simulāre to imitate, from similis like



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