preimitative

imitative

[im-i-tey-tiv]
adjective
1.
imitating; copying; given to imitation.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by imitation.
3.
Biology, mimetic.
4.
made in imitation of something; counterfeit.

Origin:
1575–85; < Late Latin imitātīvus. See imitate, -ive

imitatively, adverb
imitativeness, noun
nonimitative, adjective
nonimitatively, adverb
nonimitativeness, noun
overimitative, adjective
overimitatively, adverb
overimitativeness, noun
preimitative, adjective
unimitative, adjective
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imitative (ˈɪmɪtətɪv)
 
adj
1.  imitating or tending to imitate or copy
2.  characterized by imitation
3.  copying or reproducing the features of an original, esp in an inferior manner: imitative painting
4.  another word for onomatopoeic
 
'imitatively
 
adv
 
'imitativeness
 
n

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