Imitative

Definition of Imitative

Im´i`ta`tive
a.1.Inclined to imitate, copy, or follow; imitating; exhibiting some of the qualities or characteristics of a pattern or model; dependent on example; not original; as, man is an imitative being; painting is an imitative art.
2.Formed after a model, pattern, or original.
This temple, less in form, with equal grace,
Was imitative of the first in Thrace.
- Dryden.
3.(Nat. Hist.) Designed to imitate another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object, for some useful purpose, such as protection from enemies; having resemblance to something else; as, imitative colors; imitative habits; dendritic and mammillary forms of minerals are imitative.
n.1.(Gram.) A verb expressive of imitation or resemblance.

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apish, battological, delineatory, depictive, duplicative, echoic, echoing, embodying, emulative, figurative, graphic, ideographic, illustrational, illustrative, incarnating, iterative, limning, mimetic, mimic, mimish, onomatopoeic, onomatopoetic, parrotlike, personifying, pictographic, pictorial, portraying, recapitulative, redundant, reduplicative, reechoing, reiterant, reiterative, repeating, repetitional, repetitive, representational, representative, representing, simulative, symbolizing, tautological, tautologous, typifying, vivid
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