English definition of “imitation”
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] › when someone copies the way another person speaks or behaves: He does a very good imitation of the Prime Minister. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.