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English definition of “imitation”

imitation

adjective uk   /ˌɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
made to look like something else: an imitation leather watch-strap It's not real silk - it's just imitation.

imitation

noun uk   /ˌɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
[C or U] an occasion when someone or something imitates another person or thing: Ten-year-olds have started wearing lipstick and make-up in imitation of the older girls. She can do a wonderful imitation of a blackbird's song. C2 [C] a copy: His songs are just cheap (= low quality) imitations of Beatles tunes.
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