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mimesis (n.)

in rhetoric, "imitation or reproduction of the words of another," especially in order to represent his character, 1540s, from Greek mimēsis "imitation, representation, representation by art," from mimeisthai "to mimic, represent, imitate, portray," in art, "to express by means of imitation," from mimos "mime" (see mime (n.)). In zoology, "mimicry," by 1845.

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Definitions of mimesis

mimesis (n.)
the imitative representation of nature and human behavior in art and literature;
mimesis (n.)
any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease;
mimesis (n.)
the representation of another person's words in a speech;
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