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MEME

 Dictionary entry overview: What does meme mean? 

MEME (noun)
  The noun MEME has 1 sense:

1. a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)

  Familiarity information: MEME used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEME (noun)


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Meaning:

A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

memes are the cultural counterpart of genes

Hypernyms ("meme" is a kind of...):

acculturation; culture (all the knowledge and values shared by a society)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)


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