Thursday, May 01, 2003
Definitions for simulacrum
- An image; a representation.
- An insubstantial, superficial, or vague likeness or semblance.
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Citations for simulacrum
Incorporating simulacra of historic buildings and exotic landscapes the Emperor saw on his extensive travels through his dominions, the villa is high-style multiculturalism.
It becomes harder . . . to distinguish the genuine from its simulacrum.
Origin of simulacrum
Simulacrum is from the Latin, from simulare, "to make like, to put on an appearance of," from similis, "like." It is related to simulate and similar.