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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Definitions for simulacrum
  1. a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
  2. an effigy, image, or representation: a simulacrum of Aphrodite.

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Citations for simulacrum
We, the simulacrum and I, did share a narrow bed that night together in Magda's home, but the simulacrum did not permit the dog, whose napping company I had grown accustomed to, to join us. Rivka Galchen, Atmospheric Disturbances, 2008
For instance, the ordinary words of the Creed: "I believe in God, the Father Almighty…" and so forth, this gets rattled off, and Binx has been hearing this, and the words become a simulacrum. Walker Percy, More Conversations with Walker Percy, edited by Lewis A. Lawson and Victor A. Kramer, 1993
Origin of simulacrum
1590-1600
Simulacrum is related to the word simulate. It comes from the Latin word simulācrum which means "likeness, image."
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