Meaning of “imitation” in the English Dictionary

"imitation" in British English

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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

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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 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)