Definition of mimetic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mɪˈmetɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//mɪˈmetɪk//
(specialist or formal)
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copying the behaviour or appearance of somebody/something else mimetic art/literature (= that copies real life) Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Greek mimētikos ‘imitation’, from mimeisthai ‘to imitate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mimetic