Imitativeness



[im-i-tey-tiv] /ˈɪm ɪˌteɪ tɪv/

adjective
1.
; copying; given to .
2.
of, relating to, or characterized by .
3.
Biology. .
4.
made in of something; counterfeit.
5.
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/ˈɪmɪtətɪv/
adjective
1.
imitating or tending to imitate or copy
2.
characterized by imitation
3.
copying or reproducing the features of an original, esp in an inferior manner: imitative painting
4.
another word for onomatopoeic
adj.

1580s, probably from imitate + -ive; or else from Middle French imitatif, from Late Latin imitativus, from imitat-, stem of imitari.

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