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imitation

adjective uk   /ˌɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
made to look like something else: an imitation leather jacket UK 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.
Translations of “imitation”
in Korean 모방…
in Arabic تَقْليد…
in Portuguese imitação…
in Catalan imitació…
in Japanese にせもの…
in Italian imitazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仿造的…
in Russian имитация, подделка, подражание…
in Turkish taklit, yapma, sahte…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仿造的…
in Polish imitacja, ≈ sztuczny, parodia…
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