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Definitions of imitation

  1. a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a copy that is represented as the original Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "coffee substitute" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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 aligator hide" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The act of imitating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The act of following as a pattern or example, or of striving to copy; that which is made to resemble something. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Made as a copy of an object of superior worth; not genuine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. IMITATOR. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Act of imitating: that which is produced as a copy, a likeness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Imitative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Something copied. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Imitationly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The act of imitating; likeness; a copy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. That which is made or produced as a copy or likeness; a copy after a form or original; the act of following in manner, &c.; a counterfeit; a copy in inferior materials; a work of art resembling something which we know it is not. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Imitating; copy; counterfeit (often attrib., as i. leather); (Mus.) repetition of melody &c., usu. at different pitch, in another part or voice. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. n. Act of imitating ; - that which is made or produced as a copy ; likeness ; resemblance ; - counterfeit ; false or forged resemblance. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. The act of copying, attempt to resemble; that which is offered as a copy; a method of translating looser than paraphrase, in which modern examples and illustrations are used for ancient, or domestick for foreign. Complete Dictionary
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