mimesis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μίμησις (mímēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mimeîsthai, to imitate), from μῖμος (mîmos, a mime).

Pronunciation[edit]

/mɪmiːsəs/, /mImi:s@s/, mĭmēsəs

Noun[edit]

mimesis (uncountable)

  1. The representation of aspects of the real world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
  2. (biology) mimicry.
  3. (medicine) The appearance of symptoms of a disease not actually present.
  4. (rhetoric) The rhetorical pedagogy of imitation.
  5. (rhetoric) The imitation of another's gestures, pronunciation, or utterance.

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