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Definition of simulacrum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

simulacrum

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsɪmjuˈleɪkrəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪmjuˈleɪkrəm//
 
(pl. simulacra
BrE BrE//ˌsɪmjuˈleɪkrə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪmjuˈleɪkrə//
 
)
(formal)
 
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something that looks like somebody/something else or that is made to look like somebody/something else synonym copy Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin, from simulare, from similis ‘like’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: simulacrum