simulacrum
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

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  • Simulacrum — (plural: cra, also crumsdubious), from the Latin simulacrum which means likeness, similarity , [ Word of the Day Archive: Thursday May 1, 2003 dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/2003/05/01.html retrieved May 2,… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Beneath it nothing but a great simulacrum. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • simulacrum — 1590s, from L. simulacrum likeness, image, form, representation, portrait, dissimilated from *simulaclom, from simulare to make like (see SIMULATION (Cf. simulation)). The word was borrowed earlier as semulacre (late 14c.), via O.Fr. simulacre …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sĭmulācrum — (lat.), Bild, Abbild; Trugbild. Davon Simulaker, nachgeahmte Geschütze etc. zu Übungszwecken wie auch zur Täuschung des Gegners im Feld …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Simulacrum — Simulacrum, lat., Bild; Trugbild …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • simulacrum — I index color (deceptive appearance) II index deception III index disguise IV …   Law dictionary

  • simulacrum — ► NOUN (pl. simulacra or simulacrums) 1) an image or representation of someone or something. 2) an unsatisfactory imitation or substitute. ORIGIN Latin, from simulare copy, represent …   English terms dictionary

  • simulacrum — [sim΄yo͞o lā′krəm] n. pl. simulacra [sim΄yo͞o lā′krə] [L < simulare: see SIMULATE] 1. an image; likeness 2. a vague representation; semblance 3. a mere pretense; sham …   English World dictionary

  • Simulacrum — Als Simulacrum oder Simulakrum (Plural: Simulacra oder Simulakren) bezeichnet man ein wirkliches oder vorgestelltes Ding, das mit etwas oder jemand anderem verwandt ist oder ihm ähnlich ist. Der lateinische Ausdruck simulacrum leitet sich über… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • simulacrum —    by Jonathan Roffe   In his 1990 Preface to Clet Martin s book on his work, Deleuze states that the concept of simulacrum was never an essential part of his philosophy. However, it does offer one of the strongest forms of his critique of… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • simulacrum —    by Jonathan Roffe   In his 1990 Preface to Clet Martin s book on his work, Deleuze states that the concept of simulacrum was never an essential part of his philosophy. However, it does offer one of the strongest forms of his critique of… …   The Deleuze dictionary

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