An example of a meme is the practice and ceremony of baptism in the Christian faith.
An example of a meme is an image, story or joke that is passed between Internet users using email, social networking, blogs and other websites.
Origin of meme
- Shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme from Greek mimēma something imitated from mimeisthai to imitate mimesis
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Coined by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene (1976). Shortened (after gene) from mimeme, from Ancient Greek μίμημα (mimema, “imitation, copy”).