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meme (n.)

"一种在文化中人与人之间传播的思想、行为或风格",1976年,由进化生物学家理查德-道金斯在《自私的基因》中提出,由他从希腊语源头创造,如 mimeisthai "模仿"(见 mime (n.)),意在呼应 gene

We need a name for the new replicator, a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation . 'Mimeme' comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like 'gene'. I hope my classicist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme . If it is any consolation, it could alternatively be thought of as being related to 'memory', or to the French word même . It should be pronounced to rhyme with 'cream'. [Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene," 1976]

数字时代意义上的"被认为是诙谐或精辟的视频或文字的图像或片段,被网民广泛而迅速地传播",到1997年。

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Definitions of meme from WordNet

meme (n.)
a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation);
memes are the cultural counterpart of genes
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