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mimetic

[mi-met-ik, mahy-] /mɪˈmɛt ɪk, maɪ-/
adjective
1.
characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry:
mimetic gestures.
2.
mimic or make-believe.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Greek mīmētikós imitative, equivalent to mīmē- (see mimesis) + -tikos -tic
Related forms
mimetically, adverb
nonmimetic, adjective
nonmimetically, adverb
unmimetic, adjective
unmimetically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un mimetically

mimetic

/mɪˈmɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc
2.
(biology) of or exhibiting mimicry
Derived Forms
mimetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un mimetically

mimetic

adj.

1630s, "having an aptitude for mimicry," from Greek mimetikos "imitative, good at imitating," from mimetos, verbal adjective of mimeisthai "to imitate." Originally of persons, attested of animals or plants from 1851. Related: Mimetical (1610s); mimetically.

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un mimetically in Medicine

mimetic mi·met·ic (mĭ-mět'ĭk, mī-)
adj.

  1. Of or exhibiting mimicry.

  2. Of or relating to mimesis.


mi·met'i·cal·ly adv.
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