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  • n. The involuntary repetition or imitation of the observed movements of another.


Greek echo (repetition) and praxia (action). (Wiktionary)


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  • Fancy word for a species of copycat, no? Cf. echolalia.

    June 14, 2011

  • n., the meaningless imitation of the movements of others (From echo and the Greek word for 'action')

    July 9, 2008