Mimicry

Definition of Mimicry

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.

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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
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