[mi-mee-sis, mahy-] /mɪˈmi sɪs, maɪ-/
Rhetoric. imitation or reproduction of the supposed words of another, as in order to represent his or her character.
Also, mimosis. Pathology.
(art, literature) the imitative representation of nature or human behaviour
(biology) another name for mimicry (sense 2)
(rhetoric) representation of another person’s alleged words in a speech
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-)
[mi-met-ik, mahy-] /mɪˈmɛt ɪk, maɪ-/ adjective 1. characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures. 2. mimic or make-believe. /mɪˈmɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc 2. (biology) of or exhibiting mimicry adj. 1630s, “having an aptitude for mimicry,” from Greek mimetikos […]
[mil-uh-mahy-kron] /ˈmɪl əˌmaɪ krɒn/ noun, plural millimicrons, millimicra [mil-uh-mahy-kruh] /ˈmɪl əˌmaɪ krə/ (Show IPA) 1. a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a ; one-billionth of a meter. Symbol: mμ. /ˈmɪlɪˌmaɪkrɒn/ noun 1. an obsolete name for a nanometre; one millionth of a millimetre millimicron mil·li·mi·cron (mĭl’ə-mī’krŏn) n. Abbr. mμ A unit of […]
[mim-i-tiz-uh m, mahy-muh-] /ˈmɪm ɪˌtɪz əm, ˈmaɪ mə-/ noun 1. (defs 1, 3).
[mil-uh-mee-ter] /ˈmɪl əˌmi tər/ noun 1. a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter and equivalent to 0.03937 inch. Abbreviation: mm. n. also millimetre, 1802, from French millimetre; see milli- + meter (n.2). millimeter mil·li·me·ter (mĭl’ə-mē’tər) n. Abbr. mm A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a meter (0.0394 […]