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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mi•met•icmɪˈmɛt ɪk, maɪ-(adj.)

  1. characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of mimicry:

    mimetic gestures.

Origin of mimetic:

1625–35; < Gk mīmētikós imitative =mīmē- (see mimesis ) +-tikos -tic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mimetic(adj)

    characterized by or of the nature of or using mimesis

    "a mimetic dance"; "the mimetic presentation of images"

  2. mimetic(adj)

    exhibiting mimicry

    "mimetic coloring of a butterfly"; "the mimetic tendency of infancy"- R.W.Hamilton


  1. mimetic(Noun)

    Something mimetic or imitative.

  2. mimetic(Noun)

    A type of mnemonic.

  3. mimetic(Noun)

    A substance with similar pharmacological effects to another substance.

  4. mimetic(Adjective)

    Exhibiting mimesis

  5. Origin: From μιμητικός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mimetic

    alt. of Mimetical


  1. Mimesis

    In mathematics, mimesis is the quality of a numerical method which imitates some properties of the continuum problem. The goal of numerical analysis is to approximate the continuum, so instead of solving a partial differential equation one aims to solve a discrete version of the continuum problem. Properties of the continuum problem commonly imitated by numerical methods are conservation laws, solution symmetries, and fundamental identities and theorems of vector and tensor calculus like the divergence theorem. Both finite difference or finite element method can be mimetic; it depends on the properties that the method has. For example, a mixed finite element method applied to Darcy flows strictly conserves the mass of the flowing fluid. The term geometric integration denotes the same philosophy.


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