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Meaning of MIMICRY

Pronunciation:  'mimikree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of mimicking; imitative behavior
  2. [n]  the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators

MIMICRY is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: apery
 See Also: imitation, impersonation, mockery, parody, personation, takeoff



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mim"ic*ry\, n.
1. The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation
   for sport or ridicule.

2. (Biol.) Protective resemblance; the resemblance which
   certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and
   plants or to the natural objects among which they live, --
   a characteristic which serves as their chief means of
   protection against enemies; imitation; mimesis; mimetism.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acting, aggressive mimicry, apery, aping, buffoonery, business, caricature, characterization, cryptic mimicry, dumb show, embodiment, enacting, enactment, gag, ham, hammy acting, hoke, hokum, imitation, impersonation, incarnation, masquerade, mimesis, mimicking, miming, mock, mockery, mummery, overacting, pantomime, pantomiming, parody, parrotry, patter, performance, performing, personation, personification, playacting, playing, playing possum, portrayal, posing, projection, protective coloration, representation, slapstick, stage business, stage directions, stage presence, stunt, synaposematic mimicry, taking a role