mimetic


mi·met·ic

adjective \-ˈme-tik\

Definition of MIMETIC

1
:  imitative
2
:  relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting mimicry <mimetic coloring of a butterfly>
mi·met·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of MIMETIC

  1. <boys have a tendency toward mimetic behavior, often imitating their fathers at a fairly early age>

Origin of MIMETIC

Late Latin mimeticus, from Greek mimētikos, from mimeisthai to imitate, from mimos mime
First Known Use: 1637

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