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Meaning of mimic

mim•ic

Pronunciation: (mim'ik), [key]
— v., n., adj. -icked, -ick•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
  2. to imitate in a servile or unthinking way; ape.
  3. to be an imitation of; simulate; resemble closely.
—n.
  1. a person who mimics, esp. a performer skilled in mimicking others.
  2. a copy or imitation of something.
  3. a performer in a mime.
—adj.
  1. imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale: a mimic battle.
  2. apt at or given to imitating; imitative; simulative.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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