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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Word Origin & History

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
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