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Imitation meaning

imitation - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; " it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; " faux pearls"; " false teeth"; " decorated with imitation palm leaves"; " a purse of simulated alligator hide"
  2. 2. The act of imitating.
  3. 3. That which is made or produced as a copy; that which is made to resemble something else, whether for laudable or for fraudulent purposes; likeness; resemblance.
  4. 4. One of the principal means of securing unity and consistency in polyphonic composition; the repetition of essentially the same melodic theme, phrase, or motive, on different degrees of pitch, by one or more of the other parts of voises. Cf. Canon.
  5. 5. The act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3.

imitation - examples of usage

  1. Perhaps she detected the imitation, for looking gently at him, she said, with ironical composure: " Well, if you believe that your life must be simple, Henry." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The next evening, while fishing alone in the cold stream referred to, I heard the moose again on the same ridge; and in a sudden spirit of curiosity determined to try the effect of a roar or two on her, in imitation of an old bull. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. One could easily believe their wise little black heads to be capable of any imitation, especially if one had watched them a few times, at work and play, when they had no idea they were being spied upon. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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