- 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 mimetic
So does Meditations in Green, but its incoherence feels purposeful, mimetic.American Dreams, 1983: Meditations in Green by Stephen Wright
September 30, 2013
Perhaps the germs of mimetic art may be looked for in this dance.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
In cases where mimetic resemblances are involved we have no examples of the sort.Mimicry in Butterflies
Reginald Crundall Punnett
But of his histrionic and mimetic powers I shall have something to say later on.Wagner as I Knew Him
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
Mimetic Colouration, or the resemblance of one animal to another.Colouration in Animals and Plants
Of these were mimetic dances, representing mythological scenes.The Historical Child
- of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc
- biology of or exhibiting mimicry
Word Origin and History for 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.