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noun imitation pronunciation in American English /ˌɪmɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an act of copying someone’s actions, words, or behavior, often in order to make people laugh

    Kim can do a great imitation of Woody Allen.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the act of copying something

      They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

  2. 2
    [countable] something that is a copy of something else, usually not as good as the original thing
    imitation of:

    The movie was dismissed as a crude imitation of Hitchcock’s earlier work.

    pale/poor imitation (=a bad copy):

    He said the proposal was a pale imitation of the government’s policy.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] used about materials that are copies of something more valuable

      imitation fur/leather/marble

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