Mimic



[mim-ik] /ˈmɪm ɪk/

verb (used with object), mimicked, mimicking.
1.
to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
2.
to imitate in a servile or unthinking way; ape.
3.
to be an imitation of; simulate; resemble closely.
noun
4.
a person who mimics, especially a performer skilled in mimicking others.
5.
a copy or imitation of something.
6.
a performer in a .
adjective
7.
imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale:
a mimic battle.
8.
apt at or given to imitating; imitative; simulative.
/ˈmɪmɪk/
verb (transitive) -ics, -icking, -icked
1.
to imitate (a person, a manner, etc), esp for satirical effect; ape: known mainly for his ability to mimic other singers
2.
to take on the appearance of; resemble closely: certain flies mimic wasps
3.
to copy closely or in a servile manner
noun
4.
a person or an animal, such as a parrot, that is clever at mimicking
5.
an animal that displays mimicry
adjective
6.
of, relating to, or using mimicry; imitative
7.
simulated, make-believe, or mock
n.

1580s, “a mime,” from Latin mimicus, from Greek mimikos “of or pertaining to mimes,” from mimos “mime.”
v.

1680s, from mimic (n.). Related: Mimicked; mimicking.
adj.

1590s, from Latin mimicus, from Greek mimikos “of or pertaining to mimes,” verbal adjective from mimeisthai “to mimic, imitate, portray by means of imitation” (see mimeograph).

mimic mim·ic (mĭm’ĭk)
v. mim·icked, mim·ick·ing, mim·ics

mim’ic adj. & n.

language
An early language designed by J.H. Andrews of the NIH in 1967 for solving engineering problems such as differential equations that would otherwise have been done on an analog computer.
[“MIMIC, An Alternative Programming Language for Industrial Dynamics, N.D. Peterson, Socio-Econ Plan Sci. 6, Pergamon 1972].
(1995-01-19)
microwave/millimeter wave monolithic integrated circuit

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