noun, plural sim·u·la·cra [sim-yuh-ley-kruh] /ˌsɪm yəˈleɪ krə/.
Origin of simulacrum
Examples from the Web for simulacrum
Morality demands "the good," and not a simulacrum or make-shift.
Indeed, I was not so much impressed by the reality as I had been by the simulacrum in my dream of sunrise in the moon.A Trip to Venus|John Munro
Surely this is not argument; it is hardly the simulacrum of argument.The Color Line|William Benjamin Smith
Distinctly outlined on the lid of the coffin was the simulacrum of the figure of a man.The Raid of The Guerilla and Other Stories|Charles Egbert Craddock
When Dr. Anderson knew that he was dying, he retired into the simulacrum of his father's benn end.Robert Falconer|George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for simulacrum
noun plural -cra (-krə) archaic
Word Origin for simulacrum
Word Origin and History 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.