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Definitions of imitation

  1. copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of imitating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. IMITATOR. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Act of imitating: that which is produced as a copy, a likeness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Imitative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Something copied. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of imitating; likeness; a copy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. 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.
  13. Imitationly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "coffee substitute" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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.

Usage examples for imitation

  1. And what end could this imitation serve? – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  2. The upper part of your face is a colourable imitation of Klaas's. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
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