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ˈmɪm ɪkmim·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mimic, mimickeradjective

    someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)

  2. mimicverb

    constituting an imitation

    "the mimic warfare of the opera stage"- Archibald Alison

  3. mimic, mimeverb

    imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect

    "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"


  1. mimicnoun

    a person who practices mimicry, or mime

  2. mimicverb

    to imitate, especially in order to ridicule

  3. mimicverb

    to take on the appearance of another, for protection or camouflage

  4. mimicadjective

    Pertaining to mimicry; imitative.

  5. mimicadjective

    Mock, pretended.

  6. Etymology: From mimicus, from μιμικός, from μῖμος; see mime.


  1. MIMIC

    MIMIC, known in capitalized form only, is a former simulation computer language developed 1964 by H. E. Petersen, F. J. Sansom and L. M. Warshawsky of Systems Engineering Group within the Air Force Materiel Command at the Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, United States. It is an expression-oriented continuous block simulation language, but capable of incorporating blocks of FORTRAN-like algebra. MIMIC is a further development from MIDAS (Modified Integration Digital Analog Simulator), which represented analog computer design. Written completely in FORTRAN but one routine in COMPASS, and ran on Control Data supercomputers, MIMIC is capable of solving much larger simulation models. With MIMIC, ordinary differential equations describing mathematical models in several scientific disciplines as in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, economics and as well as in social sciences can easily be solved by numerical integration and the results of the analysis are listed or drawn in diagrams. It also enables the analysis of nonlinear dynamic conditions. The MIMIC software package, written as FORTRAN overlay programs, executes input statements of the mathematical model in six consecutive passes. Simulation programs written in MIMIC are compiled rather than interpreted. The core of the simulation package is a variable step numerical integrator of fourth-order Runge-Kutta method. Many useful functions related to electrical circuit elements exist besides some mathematical functions found in most scientific programming languages. There is no need to sort the statements in order of dependencies of the variables, since MIMIC does it internally.


  1. mimic

    Mimic refers to the act of copying or imitating someone or something, often to entertain or to ridicule. It can also refer to a person who mimics, particularly an actor or actress who is skilled at mimicking others. In the natural world, it refers to species or behaviors that evolve to resemble another for survival or other advantages.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mimicadjective

    alt. of Mimical

  2. Mimicnoun

    one who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist; a buffoon

  3. Mimicverb

    to imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation

  4. Mimicverb

    to assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage


  1. Mimic

    Mimic is a Marvel Comics fictional character who was briefly a member of the X-Men in the 1960s. He was then the first character to be added to the team after the original line-up and the first X-Man who was not a mutant. An alternate reality version of Mimic became a popular member of the Exiles, the reality-hopping team.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mimic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mimic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mimic in a Sentence

  1. Photographer Valerio Bispuri:

    I photographed (prisoners) during leisure time as they tried to mimic the world outside by playing football, pretending they are in a bar, lifting weights at a gym, some were born into the delinquent world, others were there for a lapse of judgment at some point in their lives. Others were mentally ill, but a great number were there because of drugs.

  2. Zhen Gu:

    Basically we designed this kind of material - a polymer-based material, which can be sensitive to blood sugar level changes, we are trying to mimic the functioning of the beta cells or the vesicles inside the beta cells and they can disrupt once the blood sugar goes up and release insulin quickly.

  3. Kevin Comstock:

    If we know where pedestrians are in the intersection, and we know where cars are in the intersection, we can begin to mimic ‘near-miss’ activity.

  4. Molecular Genetics Lorna Harries:

    We really are n’t trying to tell people that chocolate or red wine makes you look younger or live longer, this is how a lot of the media have painted it ! Though resveratrol’s regenerative effects have been documented before, Molecular Genetics Lorna Harries and Molecular Genetics Lorna Harries team found that creating a compound that could mimic resveratol’s regenerative mechanism was more effective than resveratrol itself.

  5. Kevin King:

    Patient fraudsters will try and mimic the patterns of young people or new immigrants – accepting poor credit offers at first and paying them off, to build up their credit score – with the ultimate goal of accessing big credit lines and charging off for large financial gain.

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