Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[mi-met-ik, mahy-] /mɪˈmɛt ɪk, maɪ-/

characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry:
mimetic gestures.
mimic or make-believe.
of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc
(biology) of or exhibiting mimicry

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-)

mi·met’i·cal·ly adv.


Read Also:

  • Millimicron

    [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 […]

  • Mimetism

    [mim-i-tiz-uh m, mahy-muh-] /ˈmɪm ɪˌtɪz əm, ˈmaɪ mə-/ noun 1. (defs 1, 3).

  • Millimetric

    [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 […]

  • Mimi

    [mee-mee, mim-ee; French mee-mee] /ˈmi mi, ˈmɪm i; French miˈmi/ noun 1. a female given name.

Disclaimer: Mimetic definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.