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imitation

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

something that is made to look exactly like something else
  • challenged me to tell the real roses from the silk imitations

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imitation

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of imitation (Entry 2 of 2)

being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials
  • the stage production uses only imitation diamonds, as real gems would be prohibitively expensive

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The first known use of imitation was in the 14th century

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“Imitation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/imitation. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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