Noun(1) the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations(2) something copied or derived from an original(3) copying (or trying to copy(4) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
Adjective(1) not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
(1) Genuinely angry, our model imitator and model for imitation copies the rhetorical form naturally used by angry men.(2) He relished the opportunities inherent in the imitative style, especially what happens when imitation is allowed to lose its usually rigid tonal control.(3) His rare attempts at communication are through imitation and usually in only one or two words.(4) a child learns to speak by imitation(5) Officers will distribute posters and leaflets about the dangers of selling and using imitation weapons.(6) ├ö├ç├┐Uh, eating my breakfast,├ö├ç├û I replied in my own imitation of her snooty voice.(7) Here he employs an improbably effective Paul Lynde imitation for much of his delivery.(8) In his show he exploited a talent for mimicry that manifested itself in a Moira Anderson imitation when he was seven, and then in wicked parodies of his teachers.(9) The popularity of this model of imitation is reflected in the various metaphors that Renaissance and Baroque authors generated to describe the process.(10) The model nature of Windsor involved imitation , as of the Tudor style, to make a statement with a lot of leisure about it.(11) In this early work, moreover, Crawford still relies on traditional phrasing and contrapuntal imitation , so the listener has that rock to hold on to.(12) The chairs were tailored with cheap imitation leather and had many slits.(13) Obedience cannot, moreover, be a matter for isolated preoccupation, in the search for models for our imitation .(14) he attempted an atrocious imitation of my English accent(15) I've seen no convincing evidence of any slavish imitation , at least until now.(16) Oh you studied creatures, you flimsy confections of powder and resin, set in tinsel and imitation leather!