Meaning of “imitation” - Learner’s Dictionary

imitation

noun uk us /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/fur
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.

(Definition of “imitation” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)