mimeticity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mimetic +‎ -ity.

Noun[edit]

mimeticity (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The quality or state of being mimetic, or the degree to which one is mimetic.
    • 1964, Arthur Danto, "The Artworld," Journal of Philosophy, vol. 61, no. 19, p. 572:
      Now the Imitation Theory of Art (IT) is, if one but thinks it through, an exceedingly powerful theory. . . . Moreover, it is a simple matter to shore it up against many purported counterinstances by such auxiliary hypotheses as that the artist who deviates from mimeticity is perverse, inept, or mad.

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