[ɪmɪ'teɪʃ(ə)n] or [,ɪmɪ'teʃən]
(noun.) copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else.
(noun.) something copied or derived from an original.
(noun.) the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations.
(n.) The act of imitating.
(n.) That which is made or produced as a copy; that which is made to resemble something else, whether for laudable or for fraudulent purposes; likeness; resemblance.
(n.) One of the principal means of securing unity and consistency in polyphonic composition; the repetition of essentially the same melodic theme, phrase, or motive, on different degrees of pitch, by one or more of the other parts of voises. Cf. Canon.
(n.) The act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3.
n. . Copying, imitating.. Copy, resemblance, likeness.. Mimicry, mocking.. Parody, travesty.
To dream of imitations, means that persons are working to deceive you. For a young woman to dream some one is imitating her lover or herself, foretells she will be imposed upon, and will suffer for the faults of others.
- It was a tawdry and ill-conceived imitation. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- One of these is an imitation of the duck's foot, which expands when it strikes the water, and collapses when it is withdrawn. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- In modern times we should say that art is not merely imitation, but rather the expression of the ideal in forms of sense. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- It is curious to note that this law against the imitation of silver, which really dated from the fifteenth century, made a special exception to articles made for the Church. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- To make imitation maple syrup simply boil the syrup until it is reduced back to sugar again, and when it is made properly the flavor and appearance of the genuine article is obtained. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- And this is equally true of imitation; no one man can imitate many things as well as he would imitate a single one? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- In educating the youth of both sexes, their method is admirable, and highly deserves our imitation. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- The imitation of the action of horses' hoofs was one of the means attempted, but such additional aids were eventually found to be of no avail, and were discontinued. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- He made all manner of gestures while he spoke, as if in incidental imitation of some few of the great diversity of signals that he had never seen. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- And this assimilation of himself to another, either by the use of voice or gesture, is the imitation of the person whose character he assumes? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Idiots are especially apt at this kind of imitation; it affects outward acts but not the meaning of their performance. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Imitation may come in but its role is subordinate. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- And narration may be either simple narration, or imitation, or a union of the two? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Imitation and custom are not sufficient. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- The division of the soul throws a new light on our exclusion of imitation. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Then he will no more have true opinion than he will have knowledge about the goodness or badness of his imitations? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- It is an astonishing fact that nine-tenths of the so-called maple sugar and maple syrup sold as the genuine articles are nothing more than clever imitations. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- Neither are comic and tragic actors the same; yet all these things are but imitations. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- The pearl is not produced synthetically, but many imitations exist. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- This Pergamum bequest, astonishing in itself, had the still more astonishing result of producing imitations in other quarters. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- But of what sort of lives they are severally the imitations I am unable to say. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- For, as we may be allowed to say, a little parodying the words of Plato, 'they have seen bad imitations of the philosopher-statesman. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Manufactures introduced in this manner are generally employed upon foreign materials, being imitations of foreign manufactures. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.