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Definitions of 'Imitation'

Definition of 'imitation'
From: WordNet
adjective
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" [syn: fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated]
noun
The doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations [ant: formalism]
noun
Something copied or derived from an original
noun
Copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else
noun
A representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect [syn: caricature, imitation, impersonation]
Definition of 'Imitation'
From: GCIDE
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 or produced as a copy; that which is made to resemble something else, whether for laudable or for fraudulent purposes; likeness; resemblance. [1913 Webster] Both these arts are not only true imitations of nature, but of the best nature. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mus.) 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. [1913 Webster] 4. (Biol.) The act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3. [1913 Webster] Note: Imitation is often used adjectively to characterize things which have a deceptive appearance, simulating the qualities of a superior article; -- opposed to real or genuine; as, imitation lace; imitation bronze; imitation modesty, etc. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'Imitation'
accordance, acting, adoption, affected, agent, agreement, alike, alikeness, alliance, alternate, alternative, analogy, aped, aping, apocryphal, approach, appropriation, approximation, artificial, assimilation, assumed, assumption, backup, bastard, bogus, borrowed plumes, brummagem, burlesque, caricature, certified copy, change, changeling, characterization, cheat, clinquant, closeness, colorable, colored, community, comparability, comparison, conduplication, conformity, consimilar, copied, copy, copying, correspondence, counterfeit, counterfeited, counterpart, deputy, derivation, deriving, distorted, double, doubling, dressed up, dumb show, dummy, duplicate, duplication, echo, ectype, embellished, embodiment, embroidered, emulation, enacting, enactment, equal, equivalent, ersatz, exchange, facsimile, factitious, fair copy, faithful copy, fake, faked, fakement, false, falsified, farce, favoring, feigned, fictitious, fictive, fill-in, following, forged, forgery, frame-up, fraud, garbled, gemination, ghost, ghostwriter, hoax, hokey, homogeneous, icon, identical, identity, illegitimate, image, imitated, impersonating, impersonation, impostor, impression, incarnation, infringement, ingemination, iteration, junk, junky, knockoff, lampoon, like, likeness, likening, locum tenens, make-believe, makeshift, man-made, masquerade, metaphor, metonymy, mimesis, mimicked, mimicking, mimicry, miming, mock, mock-up, mockery, mocking, model, nearly reproduced, nearness, next best thing, not unlike, palingenesis, pantomime, pantomiming, parallelism, paraphrase, parity, parody, paste, pasticcio, pastiche, performance, performing, personation, personification, personnel, perverted, phony, picture, pinch, pinch hitter, pinchbeck, pirating, plagiarism, plagiarized, plagiary, playing, portrait, portrayal, posing, pretended, provisional, proxy, pseudo, put-on, put-up job, quasi, queer, quotation, re-creation, re-formation, reappearance, rebirth, rebuilding, reconstitution, reconstruction, recurrence, redesign, redoing, redoubling, reduplication, reecho, reedition, reestablishment, refashioning, regeneration, regenesis, regurgitation, reincarnation, reinstitution, reissue, reiteration, relief, remaking, renascence, renewal, renovation, reoccurrence, reorganization, repetition, replacement, replica, replication, representation, representative, reprinting, reproduction, resemblance, resembling, reserve, reserves, reshaping, restoration, restructuring, resumption, resurrection, return, revision, revival, ringer, rip-off, sameness, satire, second string, secondary, self-styled, semblance, sham, shoddy, sign, similar, similarity, simile, similitude, simulacrum, simulated, simulation, smacking of, so-called, soi-disant, something like, spare, spares, spurious, squib, stand-in, stopgap, sub, substituent, substitute, substitution, succedaneum, suggestive of, superseder, supplanter, supposititious, surrogate, swindle, symbol, synecdoche, synthetic, take-off, takeoff, taking, temporary, tentative, third string, tin, tinsel, titivated, token, travesty, twinning, twisted, unauthentic, understudy, ungenuine, uniform with, unnatural, unreal, utility, utility player, version, vicar, vicarious, vice-president, vice-regent, warped, whited sepulcher, wicked imitation

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