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imitation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌimiˈtāSHən/,
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imitations, plural;
  1. A thing intended to simulate or copy something else
    • - an imitation diamond
  2. The action of using someone or something as a model
    • - a child learns to speak by imitation
  3. An act of imitating a person's speech or mannerisms, esp. for comic effect
    • - he attempted an atrocious imitation of my English accent
  4. The repetition of a phrase or melody in another part or voice, usually at a different pitch


  1. fake: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
  2. the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  3. something copied or derived from an original
  4. copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else
  5. caricature: a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  6. (imitate) reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
  7. Imitation is an advanced behavior whereby an individual observes and replicates another's. The word can be applied in many contexts, ranging from animal training to international politics.
  8. Imitation is a 2006 Canadian film by Federico Hidalgo starring Vanessa Bauche, Jesse Aaron Dwyre and Conrad Pla and distributed by Atopia Distribution
  9. In music, imitation is when a musical gesture is repeated later in a different form, but retains its original character. When a phrase recurs exactly as before, it is called strict imitation. A round is thus an example of strict imitation. ...
  10. Mimesis (from) is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of meanings, which include: imitation, representation, mimicry, imitatio, nonsensuous similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression, and the presentation of the self. ...
  11. The act of imitating; A copy
  12. (imitate) To follow as a model or a pattern; to make a copy, counterpart or semblance of; To copy
  13. (Imitations) Mopsa the Fairy (1869) · Davy and the Goblin (1884) · The Admiral's Caravan (1891) · Gladys in Grammarland (1896) · A New Wonderland (1898) · Rollo in Emblemland (1902) · Justnowland (1912) · Alice in Orchestralia (1925)
  14. (Imitations) Anything pretending to be a gem without being one.
  15. (imitations) materials used to mimic a gemstone without having the same composition as the stone it is imitating. Example: synthetic color-changing sapphire used to imitate alexandrite; cubic zirconia used to imitate diamond.
  16. (imitations) natural or arftificial substances that imitate natural gemstones e.g. glas or plastics. contrary to synthetic gems imitations do not have the same physical and optical properties as their natural counterparts.
  17. (Imitate) To copy or mimic the actions, appearance, mannerisms, or speech of others.
  18. (Imitate) a behavior whereby an individual observes what someone is doing and replicates it or does the same thing that they observed. i.e. child sees mommy clap her hands he imitates and claps his hands as well.
  19. (imitate) (v) eniklеrgе, eriklеrgе
  20. (imitate) to repeat a phrase or melody often with variations in key, rhythm, and voice.
  21. (imitated) if you copied what someone did or said, you imitated him or her.
  22. (imitating) copying what someone does
  23. To dream of imitations, means that persons are working to deceive you. For a young woman to dream some one is imitating her lover or herself, foretells she will be imposed upon, and will suffer for the faults of others.
  24. "intentional behavior that aims to reproduce the intentional behavior of others" (Michael Tomasello).
  25. The statement of a single motive or melody by two or more voices in succession, often in staggered entrances so one part continues as another enters, as in a round.