imitation


imitation
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)
4. Music the repetition in close succession of a theme or theme fragment in a different voice: used often as a technique of counterpoint
5. Philos.
a) in Platonism, the process wherein sensible objects imperfectly embody unchanging, immaterial models or archetypes
b) in Aristotelianism, artistic portrayal not as literal copying but as representation of the essential nature of something
adj.
made to resemble something specified, usually something superior or genuine; not real; sham; bogus [imitation leather]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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