from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act, practice, or art of mimicking.
- n. An instance of mimicking.
- n. Biology The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment and protection from predators.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule.
- n. Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, -- a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies; imitation; mimesis; mimetism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of imitating in speech, manner, or appearance; mockery by imitation; simulation.
- n. An imitation; that which imitates or simulates.
- n. In zoology, the simulation of something else in form or color, etc.; mimesis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators
- n. the act of mimicking; imitative behavior
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