mimetic
adjective Etymology: Late Latin mimeticus, from Greek mimētikos, from mimeisthai to imitate, from mimos mime Date: 1637 1. imitative 2. relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting mimicry <
mimetic coloring of a butterfly
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mimetically adverb

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  • Mimetic — Mi*met ic (?; 277), Mimetical Mi*met ic*al, [Gr. ?, fr. ? to imitate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Characterized by mimicry; applied to animals and plants; as, mimetic species; mimetic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mimetic — MIMÉTIC, Ă, mimetici, ce, adj. Care se referă la mimetism, care are mimetism. – Din fr. mimétique. Trimis de LauraGellner, 31.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  mimétic adj. m., pl. mimétici; f. sg., mimétică, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Mimetic — has several different uses: * In mathematics, see mimetic (mathematics) * In biology and ecology, see mimicry * In acting and literary theory, see mimesis * In linguistics, see Japanese sound symbolism * For the study of memes, see memetics …   Wikipedia

  • mimetic — (adj.) 1630s, having an aptitude for mimicry, from Gk. mimetikos imitative, good at imitating, from mimetos, verbal adjective of mimeisthai to imitate. Originally of persons, attested of animals or plants from 1851. Related: Mimetical (1610s);… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mimetic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or practising mimesis or mimicry …   English terms dictionary

  • mimetic — [mi met′ik, mīmēt′ik] adj. [Gr mimētikos < mimeisthai, to imitate < mimos, actor] 1. of or characterized by imitation; imitative 2. of or characterized by mimicry mimetically adv …   English World dictionary

  • mimetic — [[t]mɪme̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Mimetic movements or activities are ones in which you imitate something. [FORMAL] Both realism and naturalism are mimetic systems or practices of representation …   English dictionary

  • mimetic — mimetically, adv. /mi met ik, muy /, adj. 1. characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures. 2. mimic or make believe. [1625 35; < Gk mimetikós imitative, equiv. to mime (see MIMESIS) + tikos TIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • mimetic — 1. adjective mɪˈmɛtɪk Exhibiting mimesis 2. noun mɪˈmɛtɪk a) Something mimetic or imitative. b) A type of mnemonic …   Wiktionary

  • Mimetic — The adjective for mimesis imitation or mimicry. A radiomimetic drug is one that imitates the effects of radiation as in the case of chemicals such as nitrogen mustards which are used in cancer chemotherapy. Mimetic and mimesis come from the Greek …   Medical dictionary

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