mimo-, mim-, -mimesis, -mimia, -mimetic, -mime, -mimic, -mimical, -mimically

(Greek: represent, impersonate, copy; imitate, act as; simulate, simulation)

1. An autographic stencil copying and processing procedure invented by Edison or the use of a machine that prints copies onto paper from an inked stencil rotated on a cylinder across the pages.
2. Literally: Greek mimeomai, “I imitate” + graph, “write”.

A machine for reproducing copies of written, drawn, or typewritten pages by means of a stencil placed around a drum containing ink.

1. The use of movements of the hands and body, with expressions on the face, without speech, to communicate emotions and actions or to tell a story.
2. Pretending to sing, to play, or to say things without making any sounds.
mimesis (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. The imitation or representation of aspects of the sensible world; especially, human actions, in literature and in art.
2. The imitation of life or nature in the techniques and subject matter of art and literature.
3. The representation of another person's words in a speech.
4. Any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease that is not actually present which is often caused by hysteria.
5. The occurrence of the symptoms of a disease in someone who does not have that disease which is often produced psychosomatically.
6. Etymology: from Greek mimeisthai, "to imitate"; which comes from mimos,, "movements or actions without words".
1. Relating to, or practicing imitation; such as, in artistic or literary mimesis.
2. Relating to mimicry in animals and plants.
3. Referring to, or exhibiting, imitation or simulation, as of one disease for another.
mimetic convulsion (s) (noun), mimetic convulsions (pl)
A facial muscle spasm.
mimetic expression
An expression that imitates or represents aspects of the sensible world; especially, human actions in literature and art.
Characterized by or exhibiting mimicry.
1. To make fun of someone by imitating a person in an exaggerated way.
2. To adopt another person's voice, gestures, or appearance, in a deliberate and exaggerated way; especially, with the purpose of amusing people.
3. To resemble something in a way that seems like a deliberate copy.
1. Copied, or imitated, closely; especially, in speech, expression, and gesture; aped.
2. Copied, or imitated, so as to ridicule; mocked: "She always mimicked the boss in the way he spoke."
3. Resembled closely; simulated; such as, an insect that mimicked a twig.
Anyone who mimics; especially, an actor or an actress.
1. Tending to imitate; imitating.
2. Mocking or making believe.
1. The act, practice, or art of mimicking; an instance of mimicking or imitating something or someone.
2. The imitating of other people's voices, gestures, or appearance, often for comic effect.
3. Similarity of appearance in nature where the resemblance of a plant or animal to another species, or to a feature, of its natural surroundings for concealment and protection from predators.
mimine: mockingbirds
1. A reference to mockingbirds.
2. The family of mockingbirds, Mimidae, consists of about thirty species of medium-sized passerine birds found in a variety of forest, woodland, and arid habitats of the New World from Canada to Argentina.

They are solitary, arboreal to terrestrial, feeding mostly on insects and fruit; they construct cup-shaped nests of grass and twigs, on or off the ground.

A writer of mimes.
1. The simulation, due to hysteria, of the symptoms of a disease. 2. The simulation of the symptoms of one disease by another.