(Latin: copy, repeat, represent; repetition)
2. To mimic; counterfeit; such as, a tone of voice.
3. To make a copy, or reproduction of; to duplicate.
4. To use as a pattern or a model.
5. To assume the appearance of; to look like.
2. In music, the repetition of a phrase, or subject, in another voice or a different key.
3. In biology, mimicry of an environment, or of another animal, plant, etc., for concealment or protection.
4. Etymology: from Old French imitacion; from Latin imitationem, imitatio, "imitation"; from imitari, "to copy, to portray, to imitate".
Related to Latin imago, from "artificial representation that looks like a person or thing", from Old French image, earlier imagene (11th century), from Latin imaginem, imago, "copy, statue, picture, idea, appearance"; from the stem of imitari "to copy, to imitate".
2. Formed after a copy or model; like an original.
3. Fictitious; a counterfeit.
4. In linguistics, designating a word that approximates a natural sound, such as, "buzz", "clink", or "swish".
2. The reproduction of an original; especially, in an inferior manner.
2. Anyone who fraudulently assumes the appearance of another person; a copycat or an emulator.
Athena excited the audience with a speech that was delivered in her own inimitable style.2. Etymology: from Latin inimitabilis, "that which cannot be imitated"; from in-, "not" + imitabilis, "copy, represent".