Meaning of “mimic” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “mimic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mimicverb [ T ]

us /ˈmɪm·ɪk/ present participle mimicking, past tense and past participle mimicked

to copy the way someone speaks and moves, esp. in order to amuse or insult people:

She was mimicking the various people in our office.

To mimic is also to have the same or similar effect as something else:

This substance mimics calcium and can replace it in bones.
noun [ C ] us /ˈmɪm·ɪk/

He was a fine mimic.
noun [ U ] us /ˈmɪm·ɪ·kri/

The mockingbird is known for its mimicry of other birds.

(Definition of “mimic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)