characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures.
mimic or make-believe.
- mi·met·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·mi·met·ic, adjective
- non·mi·met·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·mi·met·ic, adjective
- un·mi·met·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use mimetic in a sentence
You can find a mimetic for things that sort of look like exercise, but I don’t think you’re going to find the big-picture drug or compound that can do the 10 or 15 main things that exercise does for people.
So does Meditations in Green, but its incoherence feels purposeful, mimetic.American Dreams, 1983: Meditations in Green by Stephen Wright | Nathaniel Rich | September 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If, however, he was not in a playing mood, he was often asked to give some of his wonderful mimetic imitations.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
The fact seems to be that ancient and modern Italy possessed the same mimetic faculty and used it in the same fashion.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first | Count Carlo Gozzi
In a powerfully mimetic race like the Italians, the rudiments out of which it was constructed were, as we shall see, indigenous.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first | Count Carlo Gozzi
British Dictionary definitions for mimetic
of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc
biology of or exhibiting mimicry
- mimetically, adverb
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