imitation ( imitations plural )
1 n-count An imitation of something is a copy of it.
oft N of n
...the most accurate imitation of Chinese architecture in Europe.
2 n-uncount Imitation means copying someone else's actions.
oft in N of n
They discussed important issues in imitation of their elders...
3 adj Imitation things are not genuine but are made to look as if they are.
...a complete set of Dickens bound in imitation leather.
4 n-count If someone does an imitationof another person, they copy the way they speak or behave, sometimes in order to be funny.
usu N of n
He gave his imitation of Queen Elizabeth's royal wave...
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 aping, copy, counterfeit, counterfeiting, duplication, echoing, likeness, mimicry, resemblance, simulation
2 carbon copy (informal) fake, forgery, impersonation, impression, mockery, parody, reflection, replica, reproduction, sham, substitution, takeoff (informal) travesty
3 artificial, dummy, ersatz, man-made, mock, phoney or phony (informal) pseudo (informal) repro, reproduction, sham, simulated, synthetic
, adj authentic, genuine, original, real, true, valid
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