HyperDic: imitation

English > 5 senses of the word imitation:
NOUNcognitionimitationthe doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
artifactimitationsomething copied or derived from an original
actimitationcopying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else
communicationimitation, caricature, impersonationa representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
ADJECTIVEallimitation, fake, false, faux, simulatednot genuine or real
imitation > pronunciation
Soundsih.mahtey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > imitation: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article.
Example "decorated with imitation palm leaves"
Synonymsfake, false, faux, simulated
Broaderartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
Spanishartificial, falsificado, falso, imitado
Catalanartificial, fals, falsejat, falsificat, imitat
English > imitation: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations.
NarrowermimesisThe imitative representation of nature and human behavior in art and literature
Broaderdoctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ismA belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
OppositeformalismThe doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented
Spanishimitación
English > imitation: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningSomething copied or derived from an original.
Narrowercounterfeit, forgeryA copy that is represented as the original
fake, sham, posticheSomething that is a counterfeit
BroadercopyA thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
Spanishfalsificación
Catalanfalsificació
English > imitation: 5 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningcopying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else.
NarrowerechoAn imitation or repetition
emulationeffort to equal or surpass another
mimicryThe resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects
BroadercopyingAn act of copying / copying / copying
Spanishimitación
Catalanimitació
Verbsimitatereproduce someone's behavior or looks
English > imitation: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect.
Synonymscaricature, impersonation
Narrowermock-heroicA satirical imitation of heroic verse
parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, send-up, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, pasquinade, put-onA composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
Broaderwit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessA message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Spanishcaricatura, imitación
Catalancaricatura

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