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Definition of Mimic
MimicMimic Mim"ic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mimicked; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.
The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply, The
habit mimic, and the mien belie. --Dryden.
2. (Biol.) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of
a totally different nature, or some surrounding object),
as a means of protection or advantage.
Syn: To ape; imitate; counterfeit; mock. MimicMimic Mim"ic, Mimical Mim"ic*al, a. [L. mimicus, Gr. ?, fr.
? mime: cf. F. mimique. See Mime.]
1. Imitative; mimetic.
Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes To imitate
Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical. --W.
2. Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as,
mimic gestures. ``Mimic hootings.' --Wordsworth.
3. (Min.) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other
forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble
simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
Note: Mimic often implies something droll or ludicrous, and
is less dignified than imitative.
Mimic beetle (Zo["o]l.), a beetle that feigns death when
disturbed, esp. the species of Hister and allied genera.
Mimic Mim"ic, n.
One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for
sport; a copyist; a buffoon. --Burke.
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