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MIMICRY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mimicry mean? 

MIMICRY (noun)
  The noun MIMICRY has 2 senses:

1. the act of mimicking; imitative behavior
2. the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators

  Familiarity information: MIMICRY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MIMICRY (noun)


Sense 1mimicry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of mimicking; imitative behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

apery; mimicry

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

impersonation; personation (imitating the mannerisms of another person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mimicry"):

mockery; parody; takeoff (humorous or satirical mimicry)


Sense 2mimicry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

imitation (copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else)


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