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Mimetic

adjective
1.
Characterized by or of the nature of or using mimesis.  "The mimetic presentation of images"
2.
Exhibiting mimicry.  "The mimetic tendency of infancy"






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"Mimetic" Quotes from Famous Books



... your extremely interesting letter, and valuable references, though God knows when I shall come again to this part of my subject. One cannot of course judge of style when one merely hears a paper (On Mimetic Butterflies, read before the Linnean Soc., November 21, 1861. For my father's opinion of it when published, see below.), but yours seemed to me very clear and good. Believe me that I estimate its value most highly. Under a general point of view, I am ...
— The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II • Francis Darwin

... centuries 'without hope of change'; and, so far as the past history of a people can be taken as giving an indication of its future, it would seem that, in Malay countries, the growing tendencies made rather for an absolute than for a limited monarchy. The genius of the Malay is in most things mimetic rather than original, and, where he has no other model at hand to copy, he falls back upon the past. An observer of Malay political tendencies in an Independent Native State finds himself placed in the position of Inspector Bucket—there is no move on the board which ...
— In Court and Kampong - Being Tales and Sketches of Native Life in the Malay Peninsula • Hugh Clifford



Words linked to "Mimetic" :   representational, mimesis, imitative



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