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English definition of “imitation”

imitation

noun     /ˌɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
[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 .Copying and copiesForgery C2 [C] a copy : His songs are just cheap (= low quality ) imitations of Beatles tunes .Copying and copiesForgery
(Definition of imitation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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