mimesis

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

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mimesis ‎(countable and uncountable, plural mimeses)

  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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