Definition of Simulacrum

1. Noun. An insubstantial or vague semblance.

Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Gloss, Semblance



2. Noun. A representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture). "The emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
Exact synonyms: Effigy, Image
Specialized synonyms: Guy, God, Graven Image, Idol, Bird-scarer, Scarecrow, Scarer, Straw Man, Strawman, Wax Figure, Waxwork
Generic synonyms: Representation
Derivative terms: Image

Definition of Simulacrum

1. n. A likeness; a semblance; a mock appearance; a sham; -- now usually in a derogatory sense.

Definition of Simulacrum

1. Noun. An image or representation. ¹

2. Noun. A faint trace or semblance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Simulacrum

1. [n -CRA or -CRUMS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Simulacrum

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simplisticness
simplists
simplotite
simply
simply connected
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simpsonite
simpy
sims
simul
simulable
simulacra
simulacre
simulacres
simulacrum (current term)
simulacrums
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simulars
simulatable
simulate
simulated
simulated annealing
simulated hypertrophy
simulated military operation
simulates

Literary usage of Simulacrum

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1. Pausaniae Graeciae Descriptio by Pausanias (1828)
"... in Academia 7I. templum Megaris 103. simulacrum quo habita ... templum 166. festum 642. sacra 249. eius simulacrum id esse quod e Tauris fuit ..."

2. The Republic of Republics: Or, American Federal Liberty by Bernard Janin Sage (1881)
"... The Federal simulacrum. Expositions, thus originating, necessitated the misstated facts, the abuse of logic, and the perversion of language, ..."

3. The Sexagenarian: Or, The Recollections of a Literary Life by William Beloe (1817)
"Cujus uti memoro rei simulacrum et imago Ante oculos semper nobis versatur et instat. CHAPTER XXXVI. * • JT remains to record a few anecdotes of him, ..."

4. The Sexagenarian: Or, The Recollections of a Literary Life by William Beloe (1817)
"Cujus uti memoro rei simulacrum et imago Ante oculos semper nobis versatur et instat. CHAPTER XXXVI, ; . JT remains to record a few anecdotes of him, ..."

5. Isidore of Seville on the Pagan Gods (Origines VIII.11) by Katherine Nell Macfarlane (1980)
"Jerome evidently regarded semel as a borrowing from Latin, from simulacrum, although elsewhere (cf. §18) he sees nothing wrong in deriving the same word ..."

6. A Defence of the Sincere and True Translations of the Holy Scriptures Into by William Fulke (1843)
"So that simulacrum with St Augustine signifieth as generally as image, and cannot be restrained to signify an idol in the evil part, except you add, ..."

7. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"simulacrum. [L., a likeness, image.} 1. The form or image of something, as presented to the mind. 2. (With the idea of imitation, ..."

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