- The adjective for "mimesis" — imitation or mimicry. A radiomimetic drug is one that imitates the effects of radiation as in the case of chemicals such as nitrogen mustards which are used in cancer chemotherapy. "Mimetic" and "mimesis" come from the Greek verb "mimeisthai" meaning "to imitate" and from "mimos" meaning "mime." (The English word "mime" also comes from "mimos" as do "mimic" and "mimicry.")
* * *Relating to mimesis. [G. mimetikos, imitative]
* * *mi·met·ic mə-'met-ik, mī- adj simulating the action or effect of usu. used in combination <sympathomimetic drugs> <adrenocorticomimetic activity>
* * *mi·met·ic (mĭ-metґik) [Gr. mimētikos] 1. pertaining to or exhibiting mimicry. 2. marked by simulation of another disease.
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Mimetic — Mi*met ic (?; 277), Mimetical Mi*met ic*al, [Gr. ?, fr. ? to imitate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Characterized by mimicry; applied to animals and plants; as, mimetic species; mimetic… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
mimetic — MIMÉTIC, Ă, mimetici, ce, adj. Care se referă la mimetism, care are mimetism. – Din fr. mimétique. Trimis de LauraGellner, 31.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 mimétic adj. m., pl. mimétici; f. sg., mimétică, pl … Dicționar Român
Mimetic — has several different uses: * In mathematics, see mimetic (mathematics) * In biology and ecology, see mimicry * In acting and literary theory, see mimesis * In linguistics, see Japanese sound symbolism * For the study of memes, see memetics … Wikipedia
mimetic — (adj.) 1630s, having an aptitude for mimicry, from Gk. mimetikos imitative, good at imitating, from mimetos, verbal adjective of mimeisthai to imitate. Originally of persons, attested of animals or plants from 1851. Related: Mimetical (1610s);… … Etymology dictionary
mimetic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or practising mimesis or mimicry … English terms dictionary
mimetic — [mi met′ik, mīmēt′ik] adj. [Gr mimētikos < mimeisthai, to imitate < mimos, actor] 1. of or characterized by imitation; imitative 2. of or characterized by mimicry mimetically adv … English World dictionary
mimetic — [[t]mɪme̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Mimetic movements or activities are ones in which you imitate something. [FORMAL] Both realism and naturalism are mimetic systems or practices of representation … English dictionary
mimetic — adjective Etymology: Late Latin mimeticus, from Greek mimētikos, from mimeisthai to imitate, from mimos mime Date: 1637 1. imitative 2. relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting mimicry < mimetic coloring of a butterfly > • mimetically adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
mimetic — mimetically, adv. /mi met ik, muy /, adj. 1. characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures. 2. mimic or make believe. [1625 35; < Gk mimetikós imitative, equiv. to mime (see MIMESIS) + tikos TIC] * * * … Universalium
mimetic — 1. adjective mɪˈmɛtɪk Exhibiting mimesis 2. noun mɪˈmɛtɪk a) Something mimetic or imitative. b) A type of mnemonic … Wiktionary