Definition of Mimetic

1. Adjective. Characterized by or of the nature of or using mimesis. "The mimetic presentation of images"

Similar to: Representational
Derivative terms: Mimesis



2. Adjective. Exhibiting mimicry. "The mimetic tendency of infancy"
Similar to: Imitative
Derivative terms: Mimesis

Definition of Mimetic

1. Adjective. Exhibiting mimesis ¹

2. Noun. Something mimetic or imitative. ¹

3. Noun. (education) A type of mnemonic. ¹

4. Noun. (pharmacology) A substance with similar pharmacological effects to another substance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mimetic

1. mimesis [adj] - See also: mimesis

Medical Definition of Mimetic

1. Relating to mimesis. Origin: G. Mimetikos, imitative (05 Mar 2000)

Mimetic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mimetic

mimeograph machine
mimeographed
mimeographing
mimeographs
mimeoing
mimeos
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mimesis
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mimester
mimesters
mimetene
mimetic (current term)
mimetic chorea
mimetic muscles
mimetic paralysis
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Literary usage of Mimetic

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"Nevertheless, his contention is sound in so far as it emphasises the fact that the process of mimetic assimilation depende rather on the development of old ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"This paper also gave a lucid demonstration, traced through corresponding series of existing forms of both mimetic and non-mimetic ..."

3. The Beginnings of Art by Ernst Grosse (1897)
"The dances of hunting peoples can be divided, according to their character, into two groups— mimetic and gymnastic dances. The mimetic dances (•(insist of ..."

4. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1894)
"The annual subscription to our Asiatic Society is five dollars; subscribers have the journal free. Yours very truly, J. EDKINS. mimetic AND ..."

5. The Intellectual Observer (1865)
"THE theory of mimetic analogy is one that endeavours to account ... By mimetic analogy is meant the fact that one animal often possesses a very close ..."

6. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1876)
"mimetic means prevail everywhere at first, as being more natural and expressive. But afterwards in any species they become subordinate to Vocal means which ..."

7. Nature Versus Natural Selection: An Essay on Organic Evolution by Charles Clement Coe (1895)
"In considering how far the phenomena connected with mimetic colours present ... It is true that Mr. Bates also says that " a mimetic species need not always ..."

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