(noun, adjective)


1. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

- decorated with imitation palm leaves

Similar word(s): artificial, unreal, fake, false, faux, simulated


1. the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations

Definition categories: thought, doctrine, ism, philosophy

2. something copied or derived from an original

Definition categories: man–made, copy

3. copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else

Definition categories: act, copying

4. a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

Similar word(s): caricature, impersonation

Definition categories: communication, humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness