[mi-met-ik, mahy-]
characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures.
mimic or make-believe.

1625–35; < Greek mīmētikós imitative, equivalent to mīmē- (see mimesis) + -tikos -tic

mimetically, adverb
nonmimetic, adjective
nonmimetically, adverb
unmimetic, adjective
unmimetically, adverb
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mimetic (mɪˈmɛtɪk)
1.  of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc
2.  biology of or exhibiting mimicry

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Word Origin & History

1630s, "having an aptitude for mimicry," from Gk. mimetikos "imitative," from mimetos, verbal adj. of mimeisthai "to imitate." Originally of persons, attested of animals or plants from 1851.
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mimetic mi·met·ic (mĭ-mět'ĭk, mī-)

  1. Of or exhibiting mimicry.

  2. Of or relating to mimesis.

mi·met'i·cal·ly adv.
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Example sentences
Several episodes had comparable mimetic or dramatic elements.
Others use the mimetic aspects artfully and persuasively.
For caricature to exist in the first place there has to be a tradition of mimetic realism in place.
It seemed to me that the novel had at its core a dense mimetic and linguistic tissue that could never point outside itself.
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