noun. ['ˌɪməˈteɪʃən'] the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations.
- school of thought
- philosophical system
Words that Rhyme with Imitation
Example sentences of the word imitation
1. Noun, singular or mass
Because crabmeat is the star of the show, do not use imitation crab.
Quotes containing the word imitation
1. Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
- Edgar Allan Poe
2. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Herman Melville
3. By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
noun. ['ˌɪməˈteɪʃən'] something copied or derived from an original.
noun. ['ˌɪməˈteɪʃən'] copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else.
adjective. ['ˌɪməˈteɪʃən'] not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; it's real synthetic fur".
- good humor
- ill humor
noun. ['ˌɪməˈteɪʃən'] a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect.