mimesis mimesis

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the imitative representation of nature and human behavior in art and literature
  2. (n) any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease
  3. (n) the representation of another person's words in a speech

Usage(s):

  1. But what makes DB special is its ability to learn new skills by mimesis, or mimicry.
  2. But what makes DB special is its ability to learn new skills by mimesis, or mimicry.
  3. In Shamus he often seems to be doing Johnny Carson impressions, as if too many appearances on the Tonight show have left him with a chronic case of mimesis.

News

  • Campus Notebook: The fading mastery of critical thinking

    One of Warren Roberts' favorite books disappeared from the syllabus of the history courses he taught at the University at Albany. "Mimesis" by Erich Auerbach was too dense. Students couldn't grasp a book about the representation of reality in Western literature. Thirty years ago, it might be the most challenging book an undergraduate student ever encountered. Twenty years ago, it was only used ...
    on August 16, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

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