imitation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “imitation” in the English Dictionary

"imitation" in British English

See all translations

imitationadjective

uk   /ˌɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɪm.əˈteɪ.ʃən/

imitationnoun

uk   /ˌɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɪm.əˈteɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of imitation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"imitation" in American English

See all translations

imitationnoun [C/U]

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

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…
What is the pronunciation of imitation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“imitation” in British English

“imitation” in American English

More meanings of “imitation”

That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
by ,
May 18, 2016
by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More