help with consistent definitions in Baudrillard?

Baudrillard helpfully distills the four "successive phases of the image" as follows (letters inserted to facilitate future references):

"the image is the reflection of a profound reality; [a]
-- masks and denatures a profound reality; [b]
-- masks the absence of a profound reality; [c]
-- has no relation to any reality whatsoever: it is its own pure simulacrum" [d] (6).

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