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Definition 1: copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else - [noun denoting act]

(imitation is a kind of ...) an act of copying

(... is a kind of imitation ) an imitation or repetition

"the flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life"

(... is a kind of imitation ) effort to equal or surpass another

(... is a kind of imitation ) the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators

Definition 2: something copied or derived from an original - [noun denoting artifact]

(imitation is a kind of ...) a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing

"she made a copy of the designer dress" "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"

(... is a kind of imitation ) something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

(... is a kind of imitation ) a copy that is represented as the original

Definition 3: the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations - [noun denoting cognition]

(imitation is a kind of ...) a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

(... is a kind of imitation ) the imitative representation of nature and human behavior in art and literature

Definition 4: a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for imitation in the sense of this definition

(imitation is a kind of ...) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

(... is a kind of imitation ) a satirical imitation of heroic verse

(... is a kind of imitation ) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

Definition 5: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where imitation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur
  • faux pearls
  • false teeth
  • decorated with imitation palm leaves
  • a purse of simulated alligator hide

Synonyms for imitation in the sense of this definition

(imitation is similar to ...) contrived by art rather than nature

"artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"

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