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English adjective: imitation

1. imitation not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

SamplesIt isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur.
Faux pearls.
False teeth.
Decorated with imitation palm leaves.
A purse of simulated alligator hide.

Synonymsfake, false, faux, simulated

Similarartificial, unreal


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

Narrower (hyponym)mimesis


2. imitation (artifact) something copied or derived from an original

Broader (hypernym)copy

Narrower (hyponym)counterfeit, fake, forgery, postiche, sham

3. imitation (act) copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else

Broader (hypernym)copying

Narrower (hyponym)echo, emulation, mimicry

4. imitation (communication) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

Synonymscaricature, impersonation

Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness

Narrower (hyponym)burlesque, charade, lampoon, mock-heroic, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty

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