mimetic

[ mi-met-ik, mahy- ]
/ mɪˈmɛt ɪk, maɪ- /

adjective

characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures.
mimic or make-believe.

Origin of mimetic

1625–35; < Greek mīmētikós imitative, equivalent to mīmē- (see mimesis) + -tikos -tic

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British Dictionary definitions for mimetic

mimetic

/ (mɪˈmɛtɪk) /

adjective

of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc
biology of or exhibiting mimicry

Derived Forms

mimetically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for mimetic

mimetic

[ mĭ-mĕtĭk, mī- ]

adj.

Of or exhibiting mimicry.
Of or relating to mimesis.

Related forms

mi•meti•cal•ly adv.
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