mimo-, mim-, -mimesis, -mimia, -mimetic, -mime, -mimic, -mimical, -mimically
(Greek: represent, impersonate, copy; imitate, act as; simulate, simulation)
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.
2. Pretending to sing, to play, or to say things without making any sounds.
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".
2. Relating to mimicry in animals and plants.
3. Referring to, or exhibiting, imitation or simulation, as of one disease for another.
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.
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.
2. Mocking or making believe.
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.
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.