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mimicry


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mimicry  \Mim"ic*ry\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  practice  of  one  who  mimics;  ludicrous  imitation 
  for  sport  or  ridicule. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  Protective  resemblance;  the  resemblance  which 
  certain  animals  and  plants  exhibit  to  other  animals  and 
  plants  or  to  the  natural  objects  among  which  they  live,  -- 
  a  characteristic  which  serves  as  their  chief  means  of 
  protection  against  enemies;  imitation;  mimesis;  mimetism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mimicry 
  n  1:  the  act  of  mimicking;  imitative  behavior  [syn:  {apery}] 
  2:  the  resemblance  of  an  animal  species  to  another  species  or 
  to  natural  objects;  provides  concealment  and  protection 
  from  predators 




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