English adjective: imitation
|1.||imitation not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article|
|Samples||It isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur.|
Decorated with imitation palm leaves.
A purse of simulated alligator hide.
|Synonyms||fake, false, faux, simulated|
English noun: imitation
|1.||imitation (cognition) the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations|
|Broader (hypernym)||doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought|
|2.||imitation (artifact) something copied or derived from an original|
|Narrower (hyponym)||counterfeit, fake, forgery, postiche, sham|
|3.||imitation (act) copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else|
|Narrower (hyponym)||echo, emulation, mimicry|
|4.||imitation (communication) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect|
|Broader (hypernym)||humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||burlesque, charade, lampoon, mock-heroic, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty|