non·​mi·​met·​ic ˌnän-mə-ˈme-tik How to pronounce nonmimetic (audio)
: not characterized by or being a representation or imitation of the real world
nonmimetic art
nonmimetic fiction
: not exhibiting biological mimicry
nonmimetic butterflies

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonmimetic was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Nonmimetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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