EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures. mimic or make-believe. Origin of mimetic 1625–35;
imitative, equivalent to
-tikos -tic Related forms 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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In some of the orb-weaving spiders the males mimic ants, while the much larger females are
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.
Fryer also noted that the mimetic forms of P. polytes were taken as well as the
For the present we may consider one of these factors, X, which involves the proportion of mimetic to
non-mimetic forms. British Dictionary definitions for non-mimetic 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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Word Origin and History for non-mimetic adj.
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.
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adj. Of or exhibiting mimicry. Of or relating to mimesis. Related forms mi•met ′i•cal•ly adv.
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