imitancy

noun
im·​i·​tan·​cy | \ ˈimətənsē, -mətə-, -si \
plural -es

Definition of imitancy

: tendency to imitation : imitativeness

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History and Etymology for imitancy

imitate + -ancy

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“Imitancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imitancy. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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