a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
an effigy, image, or representation: a simulacrum of Aphrodite.
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How to use simulacrum in a sentence
In a telling manner, the drugs of the past have disappeared and been replaced by their own simulacra.
But the simulacra of certain ghastly events that took place under that roof in past days still continue.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
Simulacra deorum immortalium depulsa sunt et statu veterum hominum deject.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes | Ludwig Dderlein
Legati deorum simulacra venerabantur, itemque ctera signa et ornamenta lacrimantes intuebantur.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes | Ludwig Dderlein
The manufacture of such paper simulacra for consumption at funerals is still an important industry in Chinese cities.
Its buccal members are mere vestiges, useless simulacra, not real organs able to perform their duties.Social Life in the Insect World | J. H. Fabre
British Dictionary definitions for simulacrum
any image or representation of something
a slight, unreal, or vague semblance of something; superficial likeness
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