imitation imitation  /ˌɪ mə ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  2. (n) something copied or derived from an original
  3. (n) copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else
  4. (n) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  5. (adj) not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

Usage(s):

  1. As one of the most successful magazines ever published, Playboy has inevitably inspired imitation.
  2. Or, rather, as if they had no need for imitation, being already there.
  3. I was amused by this and did an imitation of it to divert my colleagues after dinner.

News

  1. San Diego Comic-Con to Feature Stars and Producers of Groundbreaking Documentary “I Know That Voice” in Q&A Panel ...

    The star-studded cast and crew of “I Know That Voice,” a new documentary that ‘puts a face to the voices we all know and love,’ will meet at San Diego Comic-Con to divulge exclusive details about the film; fans offered access to Insider VIP List, DVD pre-orders and Cartoon Voice Imitation Contest. (PRWeb July 02, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/san-diego-comic-con/i ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. SB Lookbook Love: Kenzo’s Resort 2014 Throwback California Vibe

    It's been said that imitation is the best form of flattery. So when Kenzo designers, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim mimicked their Resort 2014 collection after suburban Los Angeles in the late Eighties, you can expect candy coated goodness.... More »
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Atlanta Post

  3. Spilly made a meal for Tim Tebow

    Not real bacon though. We'll just toss in some imitation bacon into a blender. Maybe toss isn't the best word. As this is a Tebow meal, you will likely throw it into the sink instead, or the stove top, or the living room couch. It's better to carry the bacon and place it directly into the blender.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "We've lost a man who has contributed to the game of pro football in a very lasting way with his innovations and with his style," Hall of Famer Dan Fouts, the quarterback who made Air Coryell fly, said from Oregon. "They say that imitation is...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Dan Fouts Source: The Daily News Online

  2. Frank called the measure "a pale imitation" of what the House has already done to head off a deeper housing crisis.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Barney Frank Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription)

  3. "Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but it's bad for our fashion industry here in New York," said Schumer, DN.Y., one of the sponsors of the Design Piracy Prohibition Act, introduced in the US Senate on Thursday.
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: Houston Chronicle

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