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Noun: mimesis  mi'mee-sis or mI'mee-sis
  1. The imitative representation of nature and human behaviour in art and literature
  2. Any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease
  3. The representation of another person's words in a speech

Type of: citation, disease, imitation, quotation, quote

Part of: hysteria, hysterical neurosis

Encyclopedia: Mimesis