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Mimesis

noun
1.
The imitative representation of nature and human behavior in art and literature.
2.
Any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease.
3.
The representation of another person's words in a speech.






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"Mimesis" Quotes from Famous Books



... travelling through the wire to the distant place, are received in an identical apparatus. [This form was patented January 30, 1877.] In traversing the coil of the latter they reinforce or weaken the magnetism of the pole, and thus make the disc armature vibrate so as to give out a mimesis of the original voice. The sounds are small and elfin, a minim of speech, and only to be heard when the ear is close to the mouthpiece, but they are remarkably distinct, and, in spite of a disguising twang, due to the fundamental note of the disc itself, it ...
— Heroes of the Telegraph • J. Munro



Words linked to "Mimesis" :   citation, imitation, mimetic, quote, hysterical neurosis, quotation, hysteria, disease



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