- characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures.
- mimic or make-believe.
Origin of mimetic
Examples from the Web for non-mimetic
In some of the orb-weaving spiders the males mimic ants, while the much larger females are non-mimetic.
On the other hand a non-mimetic female accompanied by a mimetic male is excessively rare.
Its advantage as compared with the non-mimetic form will be very much less.
For the present we may consider one of these factors, X, which involves the proportion of mimetic to non-mimetic forms.
Actually for P. polytes the decrease would not be so marked because the male is non-mimetic.
- of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc
- biology of or exhibiting mimicry
Word Origin and History for non-mimetic
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.
- Of or exhibiting mimicry.
- Of or relating to mimesis.