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mimetic (adj.)

1630s, "having an aptitude for mimicry," from Greek mimētikos "imitative, good at imitating," from mimētos, verbal adjective of mimeisthai "to mimic, represent, imitate, portray," in art, "to express by means of imitation," from mimos "mime" (see mime (n.)) Originally of persons, of animals or plants by 1851. Related: Mimetical (1610s); mimetically.

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Definitions of mimetic

mimetic (adj.)
characterized by or of the nature of or using mimesis;
the mimetic presentation of images
a mimetic dance
mimetic (adj.)
exhibiting mimicry; "the mimetic tendency of infancy"- R.W.Hamilton;
mimetic coloring of a butterfly
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