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simulacrum

[ sim-yuh-ley-kruhm ]
/ ˌsɪm yəˈleɪ krəm /
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noun, plural sim·u·la·cra [sim-yuh-ley-kruh]. /ˌsɪm yəˈleɪ krə/.
a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
an effigy, image, or representation: a simulacrum of Aphrodite.
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Origin of simulacrum

1590–1600; <Latin simulācrum likeness, image, equivalent to simulā(re) to simulate + -crum instrumental suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for simulacrum

simulacrum
/ (ˌsɪmjʊˈleɪkrəm) /

noun plural -cra (-krə) archaic
any image or representation of something
a slight, unreal, or vague semblance of something; superficial likeness

Word Origin for simulacrum

C16: from Latin: likeness, from simulāre to imitate, from similis like
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