mimic mimic  /ˈmɪ mɪk/


  1. (n) someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
  2. (v) imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect
  3. (adj) constituting an imitation



  1. While addressing a problem in the arcane field of mathematical logic, he imagined a machine that could mimic human reasoning.
  2. This was said to mimic the effect of walking in sand and to make for orthopedically superior posture.
  3. It can remember and mimic a rhythmic pattern of up to 15 clicks.


  1. As Music-Competition Shows Slide, What Does It Take to Make a Hit?

    By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - With "The Voice" finale hours away, tell us if this scenario sounds familiar: A give-it-your-all reality competition becomes a national fascination, and people agonize over whether their favorite competitors will be voted off. Other shows mimic its formula - and eventually another show becomes the nation's reality spectacle of choice. It outpaces its ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Counting down Louisiana football's Preseason Top 50: No. 39 Parkview Baptist

    Parkview Baptist is hoping to mimic its 2012 season where the Eagles won the Class 3A state championship. - (Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Eagles looking to replace key starters, make a deep playoff run...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. Now You Can Build Google's $1M Artificial Brain on the Cheap

    Andrew Ng wants to bring deep learning -- an emerging computer science field that seeks to mimic the human brain with hardware and software -- into the DIY era.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Wired News


  1. "I always try to do things that have never been done before," Angel said. "I was in the water for 24 hours in Times Square for `Good Morning America,' doing it in 2001. Later somebody else tried to mimic me."
    on May 22, 2007 By: Criss Angel Source: Forbes

  2. "Nowadays, Suri is talking up a storm," Holmes says. "She loves coloring and creating. She's a great mimic and dancer."
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Katie Holmes Source: USA Today

  3. Aid groups need to "mimic what traffickers offer to farmers," Chayes said.
    on May 30, 2008 By: Sarah Chayes Source: FOXNews

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