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Word of the Day 09/21/20 Simulacrum

Simulacrum (noun)
simulacrum [ sim-yuh-ley-kruhm ]


noun, plural sim·u·la·cra [sim-yuh-ley-kruh].
1. a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
2. an effigy, image, or representation: a simulacrum of Aphrodite.

WORDS RELATED TO SIMULACRUM
impression, archetype, similarity, effigy, image, imprint, replica, portrait, counterfeit, impersonation, cast, pattern, photocopy, forgery, duplicate, print, type, ersatz, clone, replication

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Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin simulācrum likeness, image, equivalent to simulā(re) to simulate + -crum instrumental suffix

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SIMULACRUM
Morality demands "the good," and not a simulacrum or make-shift.
BROWNING AS A PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS TEACHER|HENRY JONES

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

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