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English definition of “imitation”

imitation

noun [C/U]  /ˌɪm·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/ us  
something copied, or the act of copying: Freya does a pretty good imitation of her science teacher.

imitation

adjective [not gradable]  /ˌɪm·əˈteɪ·ʃən/ us  
not real but produced as a copy of something real: [C] imitation leather
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