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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an insubstantial or vague semblance
2: a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone" [syn: effigy, image, simulacrum]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural simulacra; also -crums) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from simulare Date: 15th century 1. image, representation <a reasonable simulacrum of reality Martin Mayer> 2. an insubstantial form or semblance of something ; trace

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. simulacra) 1 an image of something. 2 a a shadowy likeness; a deceptive substitute. b mere pretence. Etymology: L (as SIMULATE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Simulacrum Sim`u*la"crum, n.; pl. Simulacra. [L. See Simulate.] A likeness; a semblance; a mock appearance; a sham; -- now usually in a derogatory sense. Beneath it nothing but a great simulacrum. --Thackeray.

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