mi·met·ic (mĭ-mĕtĭk, mī-)
1. Relating to, characteristic of, or exhibiting mimicry.
a. Of or relating to an imitation; imitative.
b. Using imitative means of representation: a mimetic dance.
[Greek mīmētikos, from mīmēsis, mimicry; see MIMESIS.]
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