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English definition of “imitation”

imitation

noun
 
 
/ˌɪmɪˈteɪʃən/
COPY [C] a copy of something that is made to look like the real thing: It wasn't a genuine Gucci handbag, just a cheap imitation. imitation leather/furCopying and copiesForgery
BEHAVIOUR [C, U] a copy of another person's way of speaking or behaving: He does a very good imitation of the Prime Minister. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.Copying and copiesForgery
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