Alternative forms edit
- To imitate, especially in order to ridicule.
- (biology) To take on the appearance of another, for protection or camouflage.
- See also Thesaurus:imitate
to imitate, especially in order to ridicule
biology: to take on the appearance of another, for protection or camouflage
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mimic (plural mimics)
- A person who practices mimicry; especially:
- An entity that mimics another entity, such as a disease that resembles another disease in its signs and symptoms; see the great imitator.
- An imitation.
Derived terms edit
a person who practices mimicry, or mime
imitation — see imitation
mimic (not comparable)
- Pertaining to mimicry; imitative.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes […], book II, London: […] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], →OCLC:
- I think every man is cloied and wearied, with seeing so many apish and mimicke trickes, that juglers teach their Dogges, as the dances, where they misse not one cadence of the sounds or notes they heare […].
- Mock, pretended.
- (mineralogy) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.