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  • Imitation — Im i*ta tion, n. [L. imitatio: cf. F. imitation.] 1. The act of imitating. [1913 Webster] Poesy is an art of imitation, . . . that is to say, a representing, counterfeiting, or figuring forth. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imitation (art) — Imitation is the fundamental doctrine of artistic creativity according to which the creative process should be based on the close imitation of the masterpieces of the preceding authors. This concept was first forumated by Dionysius of… …   Wikipedia

  • imitation — (n.) c.1400, emulation; act of copying, from O.Fr. imitacion, from L. imitationem (nom. imitatio) a copying, imitation, from pp. stem of imitari to copy, portray, imitate, from PIE *im eto , from root *aim copy. Meaning an artificial likeness is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • imitation — [im΄i tā′shən] n. [L imitatio] 1. the act of imitating 2. a) the result or product of imitating; artificial likeness; copy b) a counterfeit 3. Biol. MIMICRY (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Imitation — This article is about the behavior in humans and animals. For other uses, see Imitation (disambiguation). A newborn rhesus macaque imitates tongue protrusion. Imitation is an advanced behavior whereby an individual observes and replicates another …   Wikipedia

  • imitation — imitational, adj. /im i tay sheuhn/, n. 1. a result or product of imitating. 2. the act of imitating. 3. a counterfeit; copy. 4. a literary composition that imitates the manner or subject of another author or work. 5. Biol. mimicry. 6. Psychol.… …   Universalium

  • imitation */ — UK [ˌɪmɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms imitation : singular imitation plural imitations 1) a) [countable] an act of copying someone s actions, words, or behaviour, often in order to make people laugh Kim can do a great imitation of Woody Allen.… …   English dictionary

  • imitation — im|i|ta|tion [ ,ımı teıʃn ] noun * 1. ) count or uncount the act of copying someone s actions, words, or behavior, often in order to make people laugh: Kim can do a great imitation of Woody Allen. a ) the act of copying something: They say… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • imitation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Following of a model Nouns 1. imitation; quotation, paraphrase, parody, travesty, burlesque; copy, forgery (see falsehood); mockery, mimicry; simulation, pretense, sham, impersonation, imposture;… …   English dictionary for students

  • Imitation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Imitation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 imitation imitation Sgm: N 1 copying copying &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 transcription transcription Sgm: N 1 repetition repetition duplication reduplication Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

  • imitation — noun 1 copy of a thing ADJECTIVE ▪ accurate, good, passable ▪ exact, perfect ▪ cheap, crude, pale …   Collocations dictionary

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