Definitions for imitativeˈɪm ɪˌteɪ tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imitative(adj)

    marked by or given to imitation

    "acting is an imitative art"; "man is an imitative being"

  2. echoic, imitative, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic(adj)

    (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound

    "onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises"; "it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer

  3. counterfeit, imitative(adj)

    not genuine; imitating something superior

    "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"

Wiktionary

  1. imitative(Adjective)

    Imitating; copying; not original.

  2. imitative(Adjective)

    Modelled after another thing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imitative(adj)

    inclined to imitate, copy, or follow; imitating; exhibiting some of the qualities or characteristics of a pattern or model; dependent on example; not original; as, man is an imitative being; painting is an imitative art

  2. Imitative(adj)

    formed after a model, pattern, or original

  3. Imitative(adj)

    designed to imitate another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object, for some useful purpose, such as protection from enemies; having resamblance to something else; as, imitative colors; imitative habits; dendritic and mammillary forms of minerals are imitative

  4. Imitative(noun)

    a verb expressive of imitation or resemblance

  5. Origin: [L. imitavitus: cf. F. imitatif.]


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