Definition of 'imitation'

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My wife does really good bird imitations. The Sun (2016)This side was a poor imitation of those warriors. The Sun (2006)Local trading standards officials can close down rogue traders selling imitation goods. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You could call it a cheap imitation. The Sun (2011)The team was a very pale imitation of the defensive powerhouse it used to be. The Sun (2009)Formal clothes tend to follow basic designs that make it possible to get away with cheaper imitations. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But they should be all speech and not pale imitations of commercial outfits. The Sun (2008)Beware of cheap imitations and expect costume drama next season. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But all it succeeds in doing is hammering home what a pale imitation this sequel is. The Sun (2011)There are people doing it really well, yet others do a poor imitation. Christianity Today (2000)If it wasn't a crisis it was a fair imitation of one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And if there is one thing imitation is not, it is "original. Peter F. Drucker THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)As a result, each of us became a distinctive composer and not a poor imitation of him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a really poor imitation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As I stretched forward, one white furry leg stretched out in imitation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)


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Translations for 'imitation'

British English: imitation /ˌɪmɪˈteɪʃən/ NOUN
An imitation of something is a copy of it.
...an accurate imitation of Chinese architecture.
  • American English: imitation
  • Arabic: مُحَاكَاةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: imitação
  • Chinese: 模仿
  • Croatian: imitacija
  • Czech: napodobenina
  • Danish: efterligning
  • Dutch: imitatie
  • European Spanish: imitación
  • Finnish: jäljennös
  • French: imitation
  • German: Imitation
  • Greek: απομίμηση
  • Italian: imitazione
  • Japanese: 模造品
  • Korean: 모조품
  • Norwegian: imitasjon
  • Polish: imitacja
  • European Portuguese: imitação
  • Romanian: imitație
  • Russian: имитация
  • Spanish: imitación
  • Swedish: imitation
  • Thai: การลอกเลียนแบบ
  • Turkish: taklit
  • Ukrainian: імітація
  • Vietnamese: sự bắt chước
British English: imitation ADJECTIVE
Imitation things are not genuine but are made to look as if they are.
...a complete set of books bound in imitation leather.
  • American English: imitation
  • Brazilian Portuguese: imitação
  • Chinese: 人造的
  • European Spanish: de imitación
  • French: faux
  • German: künstlich
  • Italian: finto
  • Japanese: 偽の
  • Korean: 모조품
  • European Portuguese: imitação
  • Spanish: de imitación


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