mimetic[mi met′ik, mī-]
- of or characterized by imitation; imitative
- of or characterized by mimicry
Origin of mimeticClassical Greek mimētikos ; from mimeisthai, to imitate ; from mimos, actor
- Relating to, characteristic of, or exhibiting mimicry.
- a. Of or relating to an imitation; imitative.b. Using imitative means of representation: a mimetic dance.
Origin of mimeticGreek mīmētikos, from mīmēsis, mimicry; see mimesis.
(comparative more mimetic, superlative most mimetic)
- Exhibiting mimesis
From Ancient Greek μιμητικός (mīmētikos, “imitative”).