mimo-, mim-, -mimesis, -mimia, -mimetic, -mime, -mimic, -mimical, -mimically
(Greek: represent, impersonate, copy; imitate, act as; simulate, simulation)
2. The state of a woman who lives full-time as a man. Unlike transvestic fetishism, in which cross-dressing appears episodically because it is required for erotic arousal and orgasm, the anderomimetic adopts the male role and appearance full-time and may undergo hormonal masculinization, hysterectomy, breast removal, or full sex-reassignment surgery.
The counterpart of andromimesis in the male is gynemimesis.
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2. Imitating nature in man-made systems or an attempt to mold technology on nature.
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This acronym is NOT related to meanings indicated in this unit of mimo- elements, but it is presented so people won't confuse its origin with the "imitate" or "simulation" meanings shown in the other mimic words located here.
2. To imitate a person, a manner, etc.; especially, for satirical effects: In their English class at school, Sally had to mime a painter and the other students had to guess whom she was trying to represent.
3. Etymology: "a buffoon who practices gesticulations" from, 1603, from French mime, from Latin mimus; from Greek mimos, "imitator, actor, buffoon".
The verb meaning "to act without words" is from 1616 and the sense of "to imitate" is from 1733.
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2. A performer who did not speak, but relied solely on gestures, facial expressions, and actions to communicate with an audience.
3. In ancient Greek and Roman theater, it was a lewd comedy which included dialogues, dances, and gestures.
2. Etymology: "a copying machine", from about 1889, invented by Edison; from Greek mimeomai, "I imitate"; from mimos, "mime" + -graphos; from graphein, "to write".