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"imitation" in British English

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imitationadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/

imitationnoun

uk   us   /ˌɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
[C or U] an ​occasion when someone or something ​imitates another ​person or thing: Ten-year-olds have ​startedwearinglipstick and ​make-up in imitation of the ​oldergirls. She can do a ​wonderful imitation of a blackbird's ​song.C2 [C] a ​copy: His ​songs are just cheap (= ​lowquality) imitations of Beatles ​tunes.
(Definition of imitation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"imitation" in American English

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imitationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɪm·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
something ​copied, or the ​act of ​copying: Freya does a ​pretty good imitation of her ​scienceteacher.

imitationadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɪm·əˈteɪ·ʃən/
not ​real but ​produced as a ​copy of something ​real: [C] imitation ​leather
(Definition of imitation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “imitation”
in Arabic تَقْليد…
in Korean 모방…
in Portuguese imitação…
in Catalan imitació…
in Japanese にせもの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仿造的…
in Turkish taklit, yapma, sahte…
in Russian имитация, подделка, подражание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仿造的…
in Italian imitazione…
in Polish imitacja, ≈ sztuczny, parodia…
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