from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The imitation or representation of aspects of the sensible world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
- n. Biology Mimicry.
- n. Medicine The appearance, often caused by hysteria, of symptoms of a disease not actually present.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The representation of aspects of the real world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
- n. mimicry.
- n. The appearance of symptoms of a disease not actually present.
- n. The rhetorical pedagogy of imitation.
- n. The imitation of another's gestures, pronunciation, or utterance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Imitation; mimicry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, imitation or reproduction of the supposed words of another, especially in order to represent his character. See prosopæa.
- n. In zoology, mimicry; simulated resemblance; physical or physiological simulation by one animal of another, or of a plant or other part of its surroundings. See mimicry
- n. The occurrence of symptoms, without organic basis or in the course of some disease, which simulate those of another disease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the representation of another person's words in a speech
- n. the imitative representation of nature and human behavior in art and literature
- n. any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease
Greek mīmēsis, from mīmeisthai, to imitate, from mīmos, imitator, mime.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek μίμησις (mīmēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mimeisthai, "to imitate"), from μῖμος (mīmos, "a mime"). (Wiktionary)