1. the action of using someone or something as a model.
    "a child learns to speak by imitation"
    emulation · copying · following · echoing · parroting
  2. a thing intended to simulate or copy something else.
    "an imitation sub-machine gun"
late Middle English: from Latin imitatio(n-), from the verb imitari ( see imitate).
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How to use imitation in a sentence?
‘Meep, meep,’ said Keating, giving a good imitation of the Road Runner cartoon character.
the new cheese is a pale imitation of continental cheeses.
he attempted an atrocious imitation of my English accent.
inexpensive, lower-grade imitation products.
a pitiable imitation of the real thing.
a child learns to speak by imitation.
an imitation sub-machine gun.
he is an adept at imitation.
How to say imitation in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)nabootsing, nagemaakte
Arabic (NOUN)التقليد, تقليد, المقلدة, الاصطناعي
Bangla অনুকরণ
Bosnian (Latin) imitacija
Bulgarian (NOUN)имитация, подражание, изкуствена
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan (NOUN)imitació
Chinese Simplified 模仿
Chinese Traditional 模仿
Croatian (NOUN)imitacija, nasljedovanje, oponašanje
Czech (NOUN)imitace, napodobování
Danish (NOUN)efterligning, imiteret, simili
Dutch (NOUN)imitatie, nabootsing, namaak, navolging
Estonian (NOUN)imitatsioon, jäljendamise
Fijian veimatatamata
Filipino gayahin
Finnish (NOUN)jäljitelmä, Epäaidot, imitaatio
French (NOUN)simili
German (NOUN)Nachahmung, nachgemachte, Kunstleder, Nachfolge, Anlehnung
Greek (NOUN)απομίμηση, μίμησης, προσομοιάζει, τεχνητό
Haitian Creole imitasyon
Hebrew (NOUN)חיקוי, כביכול
Hindi (NOUN)नकली
Hungarian (NOUN)utánzás, Imitáció
Icelandic (NOUN)eftirlíking
Indonesian (NOUN)imitasi, tiruan, peniruan, meniru
Italian (NOUN)imitazione, simil, finto
Japanese (NOUN)模倣, 模造, イミテーション, 模倣品, 人造, まがい, 模造品, まね, 偽物, 真似
Kiswahili (NOUN)kuiga
Korean (NOUN)모방, 모조, 인조, 위조품, 위조, 모조품
Latvian (NOUN)imitācija, atdarinādams, mākslīgo
Lithuanian (NOUN)imitacija, dirbtinė
Malagasy fakan-tahaka
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)tiruan
Maltese (NOUN)imitazzjoni
Norwegian Bokmål imitasjon
Persian (NOUN)تقلید, شبیه سازی
Polish (NOUN)imitacja, sztuczna, naśladowania
Portuguese (NOUN)imitação
Querétaro Otomi imitación
Romanian (NOUN)imitaţie
Russian (NOUN)имитация, подражание, искусственный
Samoan faataitai
Serbian (Cyrillic) имитација
Serbian (Latin) imitacija
Slovak (NOUN)imitácia, napodobňovanie, umelá
Slovenian (NOUN)imitacije, posnemanje
Spanish (NOUN)imitación, simil, artificial
Swedish (NOUN)efterföljd, oäkta
Tahitian hohoa
Tamil சாயல்
Telugu అనుకరణ
Thai เลียนแบบ
Tongan tatau loi
Turkish (NOUN)imitasyon, taklit, suni
Ukrainian (NOUN)імітація, наслідування, штучної
Urdu مشابہت
Vietnamese (NOUN)giả, bắt chước
Welsh dynwared
Yucatec Maya imitación
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