Definition of mimicry
1a : an instance of mimickingb : the action, practice, or art of mimicking entertained his family with mimicry and comic skits — Cynthia Ozick
Recent Examples of mimicry from the Web
Leidy Churchman’s response to the existential threat of the internet looks like the protective mimicry that a lot of contemporary painters have adopted.
Their technology, called C-LEARN, enables a robot to learn a task through mimicry and translate that information into motion planning algorithms that other robots can use.
Sudeikis doesn’t work like some other SNL impersonators who depend on uncanny mimicry.
In all, the mimicry accounted for 20 percent of all the variance in the subjects' perception of the agent and its Ashcroftian message.
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First Known Use of mimicry
MIMICRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mimicry for English Language Learners
: the activity or art of copying the behavior or speech of other people : the activity or art of mimicking other people
MIMICRY Defined for Kids
Definition of mimicry for Students
: a type of protection from predators in which one animal resembles the coloring, form, or behavior of another animal that is harmful or bad-tasting
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