Mimesis



[mi-mee-sis, mahy-] /mɪˈmi sɪs, maɪ-/

noun
1.
Rhetoric. imitation or reproduction of the supposed words of another, as in order to represent his or her character.
2.

Compare .
3.
Biology. .
4.
Zoology. .
5.
Also, mimosis. Pathology.

/mɪˈmiːsɪs/
noun
1.
(art, literature) the imitative representation of nature or human behaviour
2.

3.
(biology) another name for mimicry (sense 2)
4.
(rhetoric) representation of another person’s alleged words in a speech
n.

1540s, in rhetoric, from Greek mimesis “imitation, representation, representation by art,” from mimeisthai “to imitate” (see mimeograph).

mimesis mi·me·sis (mĭ-mē’sĭs, mī-)
n.

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