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mimic

[mim-ik] /ˈmɪm ɪk/
verb (used with object), mimicked, mimicking.
1.
to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
2.
to imitate in a servile or unthinking way; ape.
3.
to be an imitation of; simulate; resemble closely.
noun
4.
a person who mimics, especially a performer skilled in mimicking others.
5.
a copy or imitation of something.
6.
a performer in a mime.
adjective
7.
imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale:
a mimic battle.
8.
apt at or given to imitating; imitative; simulative.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin mīmicus < Greek mīmikós. See mime, -ic
Related forms
mimicker, noun
unmimicked, adjective
Synonyms
1. follow, mock; impersonate; simulate, counterfeit. 7. mock, simulated.
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Examples from the web for mimicked
  • He had a head which statuaries loved to copy, and a foot the deformity of which the beggars in the streets mimicked.
  • Early botanists believed that leaf insects actually incorporated the foliage they mimicked.
  • Since then, computer viruses have mimicked their biological namesakes, spreading digital disease around the world.
  • The beauty of this model was that it mimicked the way people actually converse in a group setting.
  • The duo raised the babies in enclosures that mimicked their natural environments, and waited.
  • The more the movement mimicked the target, the better the performance.
  • Stiff rings around the tube mimicked the structure of a human trachea.
  • The simulations correctly mimicked the cooling caused by plumes from volcanic eruptions, which temporarily block the sun.
  • Sometimes, they mimicked raindrops, bird songs or freeway traffic.
  • He sometimes mimicked pulling the sound out of a player, pulling a thumb and forefinger toward himself.
British Dictionary definitions for mimicked

mimic

/ˈmɪmɪk/
verb (transitive) -ics, -icking, -icked
1.
to imitate (a person, a manner, etc), esp for satirical effect; ape: known mainly for his ability to mimic other singers
2.
to take on the appearance of; resemble closely: certain flies mimic wasps
3.
to copy closely or in a servile manner
noun
4.
a person or an animal, such as a parrot, that is clever at mimicking
5.
an animal that displays mimicry
adjective
6.
of, relating to, or using mimicry; imitative
7.
simulated, make-believe, or mock
Derived Forms
mimicker, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin mīmicus, from Greek mimikos, from mimosmime
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Word Origin and History for mimicked

mimic

n.

1580s, "a mime," from Latin mimicus, from Greek mimikos "of or pertaining to mimes," from mimos "mime."

v.

1680s, from mimic (n.). Related: Mimicked; mimicking.

adj.

1590s, from Latin mimicus, from Greek mimikos "of or pertaining to mimes," verbal adjective from mimeisthai "to mimic, imitate, portray by means of imitation" (see mimeograph).

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mimicked in Medicine

mimic mim·ic (mĭm'ĭk)
v. mim·icked, mim·ick·ing, mim·ics

  1. To resemble closely; simulate.

  2. To take on the appearance of.


mim'ic adj. & n.
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Related Abbreviations for mimicked

MIMIC

microwave/millimeter wave monolithic integrated circuit
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