the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
something copied or derived from an original
copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else
caricature, imitation, impersonation(adj)
a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated(adj)
not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
"it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
The act of imitating.
the act of imitating
that which is made or produced as a copy; that which is made to resemble something else, whether for laudable or for fraudulent purposes; likeness; resemblance
one of the principal means of securing unity and consistency in polyphonic composition; the repetition of essentially the same melodic theme, phrase, or motive, on different degrees of pitch, by one or more of the other parts of voises. Cf. Canon
the act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3
Origin: [L. imitatio: cf. F. imitation.]
Imitation is an advanced behavior whereby an individual observes and replicates another's behavior. Imitation is also a form of social learning that leads to the "development of traditions, and ultimately our culture. It allows for the transfer of information between individuals and down generations without the need for genetic inheritance." The word imitation can be applied in many contexts, ranging from animal training to international politics.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The sincerest form of insult.
The numerical value of imitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of imitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Lukashenko will make an imitation of democracy like he did every time when he badly needed cash, the West has quite a short memory.
The speech from Graham Moore for 'The Imitation Game' was a standout, unexpected, moving moments like that make the Oscars worth watching.
By three methods we may learn wisdom First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
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Translations for imitation
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- imitacióCatalan, Valencian
- imitace, napodobení, napodobeninaCzech
- imitation, efterligningDanish
- Nachahmung, Imitation, Imitat, KopieGerman
- kopio, jäljitelmä, jäljittely, imitaatioFinnish
- 真似, 模倣, 模造品Japanese
- imitasjonNorwegian Nynorsk
- imitație, imitareRomanian
- подражание, имитацияRussian
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