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Meaning of MIMIC

Pronunciation:  'mimik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
  2. [adj]  constituting an imitation; "the mimic warfare of the opera stage"- Archibald Alison
  3. [v]  imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), esp. for satirical effect; "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"

MIMIC is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: imitative, mime, mimicker
 See Also: copy, imitate, imitator, impersonator, simulate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mim"ic\, Mimical \Mim"ic*al\, a. [L. mimicus, Gr. ?, fr.
    ? mime: cf. F. mimique. See {Mime}.]
    1. Imitative; mimetic.
             Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes To imitate
             her.                                  --Milton.
             Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical. --W.
    2. Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as,
       mimic gestures. ``Mimic hootings.'' --Wordsworth.
    3. (Min.) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other
       forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble
       simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
    Note: Mimic often implies something droll or ludicrous, and
          is less dignified than imitative.
    {Mimic beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a beetle that feigns death when
       disturbed, esp. the species of {Hister} and allied genera.
  2. \Mim"ic\, n.
    One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for
    sport; a copyist; a buffoon. --Burke.
  3. \Mim"ic\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mimicked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.
             The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply, The
             habit mimic, and the mien belie.      --Dryden.
    2. (Biol.) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of
       a totally different nature, or some surrounding object),
       as a means of protection or advantage.
    Syn: To ape; imitate; counterfeit; mock.
Computing Dictionary

An early language designed by J.H. Andrews of the NIH in 1967 for solving engineering problems such as differential equations that would otherwise have been done on an analog computer.

["MIMIC, An Alternative Programming Language for Industrial Dynamics, N.D. Peterson, Socio-Econ Plan Sci. 6, Pergamon 1972].

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