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MIMETIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does mimetic mean? 

MIMETIC (adjective)
  The adjective MIMETIC has 2 senses:

1. characterized by or of the nature of or using mimesis
2. exhibiting mimicry

  Familiarity information: MIMETIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MIMETIC (adjective)


Sense 1mimetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by or of the nature of or using mimesis

Context examples:

a mimetic dance / the mimetic presentation of images

Similar:

representational ((used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen)


Sense 2mimetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exhibiting mimicry

Context examples:

mimetic coloring of a butterfly / the mimetic tendency of infancy

Similar:

imitative (marked by or given to imitation)


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