Mimetic



[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 “imitative, good at imitating,” from mimetos, verbal adjective of mimeisthai “to imitate.” Originally of persons, attested of animals or plants from 1851. Related: Mimetical (1610s); mimetically.

mimetic mi·met·ic (mĭ-mět’ĭk, mī-)
adj.

mi·met’i·cal·ly adv.

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