Imitation meaning

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Imitation is defined as the act of copying, or a fake or copy of something.

An example of imitation is creating a room to look just like a room pictured in a decorator magazine.

An example of imitation is fish pieces sold as crab.

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The act or an instance of imitating.

Gave us his imitation of a famous actor.

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Something derived or copied from an original, often in an inferior way.

An undrinkable imitation of real lemonade.

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Repetition of a phrase or melody often with variations in key, rhythm, and voice.
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Repetition of a theme in another voice such that each part continues polyphonously.
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Made to resemble another, usually superior material.

Imitation fur.

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The act of imitating.
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The repetition in close succession of a theme or theme fragment in a different voice: used often as a technique of counterpoint.
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The result or product of imitating; artificial likeness; copy.
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A counterfeit.
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In Platonism, the process wherein sensible objects imperfectly embody unchanging, immaterial models or archetypes.
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In Aristotelianism, artistic portrayal not as literal copying but as representation of the essential nature of something.
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Made to resemble something specified, usually something superior or genuine; not real; sham; bogus.

Imitation leather.

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The act of imitating.
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A copy.
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The definition of an imitation is something that is made to look like something else.

An example of imitation is imitation crab in a crab louie salad.

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Origin of imitation

From Old French imitacion, from Latin imitatio