mimic

[mim-ik]
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:
1580–90; < Latin mīmicus < Greek mīmikós. See mime, -ic

mimicker, noun
unmimicked, adjective


1. follow, mock; impersonate; simulate, counterfeit. 7. mock, simulated.
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mimic (ˈmɪmɪk)
 
vb , -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
 
n
4.  a person or an animal, such as a parrot, that is clever at mimicking
5.  an animal that displays mimicry
 
adj
6.  of, relating to, or using mimicry; imitative
7.  simulated, make-believe, or mock
 
[C16: from Latin mīmicus, from Greek mimikos, from mimosmime]
 
'mimicker
 
n

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mimic
1580s (n.), 1590s (adj.), 1680s (v.), from L. mimicus, from Gk. mimikos "of or pertaining to mimes," from mimos "mime." Related: Mimicked; mimicking.
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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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Abbreviations & Acronyms
MIMIC
microwave/millimeter wave monolithic integrated circuit
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Example sentences
Computers are coming closer and closer to mimicking the human brain.
They zapped it with electricity, mimicking lightning.
Neural networks are computer systems designed to find patterns in data by
  mimicking human thought processes.
Biomimetics is the concept of industrial design and engineering mimicking
  characteristics found in nature.
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