from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, characteristic of, or exhibiting mimicry.
- adj. Of or relating to an imitation; imitative.
- adj. Using imitative means of representation: a mimetic dance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Exhibiting mimesis
- n. Something mimetic or imitative.
- n. A type of mnemonic.
- n. A substance with similar pharmacological effects to another substance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative.
- Characterized by mimicry; -- applied to animals and plants
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to mimicry or imitation; apt in mimicry; aping.
- Imitating; imitative.
- In mineralogy, approximating closely to — that is, imitating — other forms of a higher degree of symmetry. This characteristic usually results from twinning. For example, aragonite occurs in twin crystals which at first sight appear to be hexagonal in form. See pseudosymmetry and twin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. exhibiting mimicry
- adj. characterized by or of the nature of or using mimesis
Greek mīmētikos, from mīmēsis, mimicry; see mimesis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek μιμητικός (mīmētikos, "imitative"). (Wiktionary)