Associations to the word «Imitation»


IMITATION, noun. The act of imitating.
IMITATION, noun. A copy.
IMITATION VANILLA, noun. Synthetically produced vanillin, used in place of vanilla extract from vanilla beans.

Dictionary definition

IMITATION, noun. The doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations.
IMITATION, noun. Something copied or derived from an original.
IMITATION, noun. Copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else.
IMITATION, noun. A representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect.
IMITATION, adjective. Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke