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Definition of mimesis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(technology) the way in which the real world and human behavior are represented in art or literature
  2. 2(technology) the fact of a particular social group changing its behavior by copying the behavior of another social group
  3. 3(biology) the fact of a plant or animal developing a similar appearance to another plant or animal.
  4. 4(medical) the fact of a set of symptoms suggesting that someone has a particular disease, when in fact that person has a different disease or none
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mimesis