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imitation

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noun im·i·ta·tion \ˌi-mə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of imitation

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of imitating

  2. 2 :  something produced as a copy :  counterfeit

  3. 3 :  a literary work designed to reproduce the style of another author

  4. 4 :  the repetition by one voice of a melody, phrase, or motive stated earlier in the composition by a different voice

  5. 5 :  the quality of an object in possessing some of the nature or attributes of a transcendent idea

  6. 6 :  the assumption of behavior observed in other individuals

Examples of imitation in a Sentence

  1. Children learn by imitation of adults.

  2. The restaurant was designed in imitation of a Japanese temple.

  3. He did a hilarious imitation of his father.

  4. The real diamonds are in a museum. These are just imitations.

First Known Use of imitation

14th century


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imitation

adjective im·i·ta·tion

Definition of imitation

  1. :  resembling something else that is usually genuine and of better quality :  not real imitation leather

Examples of imitation in a Sentence

  1. the stage production uses only imitation diamonds, as real gems would be prohibitively expensive

First Known Use of imitation

1818



IMITATION Defined for English Language Learners

imitation

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Definition of imitation for English Language Learners

  • : the act of copying or imitating someone or something

  • : something that is made or produced as a copy

imitation

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Definition of imitation for English Language Learners

  • : made to look like something that is valuable : not genuine


IMITATION Defined for Kids

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imitation

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noun im·i·ta·tion \ˌi-mə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of imitation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of copying someone or something She does great imitations of celebrities.

  2. 2 :  1copy 1 These diamonds are just imitations.


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adjective im·i·ta·tion

Definition of imitation for Students

  1. :  made to look like something else and especially something valuable imitation pearls



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