noun, plural sim·u·la·cra [sim-yuh-ley-kruh] /ˌsɪm yəˈleɪ krə/.
- sims' position,
- sims, william sowden,
Origin of simulacrum
Examples from the Web for simulacra
In a telling manner, the drugs of the past have disappeared and been replaced by their own simulacra.
Some maintained that they were only simulacra, or resemblances to animals, but never had a real existence.The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences|Edward Hitchcock
It is usually supposed that these simulacra were hollow idols of basket-work.Early Britain--Roman Britain|Edward Conybeare
There were 136 of these simulacra, "99 of whom," says the report "would have been killed."
noun plural -cra (-krə) archaic
Word Origin for simulacrum
1590s, from Latin simulacrum "likeness, image, form, representation, portrait," dissimilated from *simulaclom, from simulare "to make like, imitate, copy, represent" (see simulation). The word was borrowed earlier as semulacre (late 14c.), via Old French simulacre.