American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An image or representation.
- n. An unreal or vague semblance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which is formed in the likeness of any object; an image.
- n. A shadowy or unreal likeness of anything; a phantom; a vague, unreal representation.
- n. A formal sign; a sign which represents a thing by resembling it, but does not indicate it, or stand for the actual presence of the thing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A likeness; a semblance; a mock appearance; a sham; -- now usually in a derogatory sense.
- n. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
- n. an insubstantial or vague semblance
- Latin simulācrum (from simulāre, to simulate; see simulate) + -crum, n. suff. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In occult writings, the word simulacrum designates some object meant to represent a whole for magical purposes.”
“It must be understood that the term simulacrum is defined as "a material image, made as a representation of some deity, person, or thing," as "something having merely the form or appearance of a certain thing, without possessing its substance or proper qualities," as "a mere image, a specious imitation or likeness, of something" (OED).”
“Replicating a simulacrum is the scincerest form of flattery.”
“Such a substitution by the Power Elites/State partnership of symbolic prosperity for broad-based, real prosperity is what I term a simulacrum of prosperity in my analysis.”
“Not sure I really belive that, but you don't see the word simulacrum enough these days.”
“Kelly: One of the things I will take away from having read Atmospheric Disturbances is the word simulacrum, a word that Leo often uses to describe the facsimile of his wife Rema that is a lot like her and yet not at all her as far as Leo is concerned.”
“Baudrillard predicts that in postmodern society the distinction between original products and commodities and their copies weakens, while an interim form called the simulacrum, which is neither original nor copy, becomes dominant.”
“BTW -- your earlier post made me look up the word "simulacrum"--- your posts are always so educational!”
“We had Mechanix International construct us that foolproof android simulacrum, which is filling in for me while I--”
“Recall the simulacrum upon the surface that is no more.”
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