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Noun: imitation  ,i-mu'tey-shun
  1. The doctrine that representations of nature or human behaviour should be accurate imitations
  2. Something copied or derived from an original
  3. Copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else
  4. A representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
    - caricature, impersonation
Adjective: imitation  ,i-mu'tey-shun
  1. Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
    "decorated with imitation palm leaves";
    - fake, false, faux, simulated

Derived forms: imitations

See also: artificial, unreal

Type of: copy, copying, doctrine, drollness, humor [US], humour [Brit, Cdn], ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought, wit, witticism, wittiness

Antonym: formalism

Encyclopedia: Imitation