[ sim-yuh-ley-kruhm ]


  1. an image or representation of someone or something
  2. an unsatisfactory imitation or substitute

Examples of simulacrum in a sentence:

  • Constructing a model-size simulacrum, the contractor hoped to give potential buyers a better understanding of what the condominiums will look like.  
  • Printing a simulacrum of the original photograph, the editor hoped that no one would be able to tell the difference between the real picture and the duplicate.