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 for mimic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mimic \Mim"ic\, Mimical \Mim"ic*al\, a. [L. mimicus, Gr. ?, fr.
     ? mime: cf. F. mimique. See Mime.]
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     1. Imitative; mimetic.
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              Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes
              To imitate her.                       --Milton.
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              Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical. --W.
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     2. Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as,
        mimic gestures. "Mimic hootings." --Wordsworth.
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     3. (Min.) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other
        forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble
        simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
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     Note: Mimic often implies something droll or ludicrous, and
           is less dignified than imitative.
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     Mimic beetle (Zool.), a beetle that feigns death when
        disturbed, esp. the species of Hister and allied genera.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mimic \Mim"ic\, n.
     One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for
     sport; a copyist; a buffoon. --Burke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mimic \Mim"ic\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mimicked; p. pr. & vb. n.
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     1. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.
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              The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply,
              The habit mimic, and the mien belie.  --Dryden.
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     2. (Biol.) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of
        a totally different nature, or some surrounding object),
        as a means of protection or advantage.
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     Syn: To ape; imitate; counterfeit; mock.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: constituting an imitation; "the mimic warfare of the
             opera stage"- Archibald Alison
      n 1: someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress) [syn:
           mimic, mimicker]
      v 1: imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical
           effect; "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"
           [syn: mimic, mime]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  162 Moby Thesaurus words for "mimic":
     Roscius, act, act a part, act as, act out, actor, actress,
     antagonist, ape, apish, appear like, approach, approximate,
     bad guy, barnstormer, be like, be redolent of, bear resemblance,
     bring to mind, burlesque, call to mind, call up, caricature,
     caricaturist, character, character actor, character man,
     character woman, child actor, come close, come near, compare with,
     conformist, copier, copy, copycat, copyist, correspond,
     counterfeit, counterfeiter, cuckoo, diseur, diseuse, dissembler,
     dissimulator, do, dramatizer, duplicate, echo, echoer, echoic,
     echoist, emulative, enact, evoke, fake, faker, favor, feeder,
     feigned, foil, follow, forger, heavy, histrio, histrion, hit off,
     hit off on, hypocrite, imitate, imitation, imitative, imitator,
     impersonate, impersonator, impostor, impressionist, ingenue,
     juvenile, lampoon, look like, make fun of, make-believe,
     masquerade as, match, matinee idol, mime, mimer, mimetic, mimicker,
     mirror, mock, mocker, mockingbird, monkey, monologist, mum, mummer,
     near, nearly reproduce, not tell apart, onomatopoeic,
     onomatopoetic, pantomime, pantomimist, parallel, parodist, parody,
     parrot, partake of, pass for, perform, performer, personate, phony,
     plagiarist, play, play a part, playactor, player, poll-parrot,
     polly, polly-parrot, pose as, poseur, pretend to be, pretended,
     protean actor, reciter, remind one of, reproduce, resemble,
     ridicule, satirize, savor of, seem like, sham, sheep, simulate,
     simulated, simulative, simulator, smack of, soubrette, sound like,
     stack up with, stage performer, stage player, stooge, straight man,
     stroller, strolling player, suggest, take after, take off,
     take off on, theatrical, thespian, travesty, trouper, utility man,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      An early language designed by J.H. Andrews of the
     NIH in 1967 for solving engineering problems such as
     differential equations that would otherwise have been done on
     an analog computer.
     ["MIMIC, An Alternative Programming Language for Industrial
     Dynamics, N.D. Peterson, Socio-Econ Plan Sci. 6, Pergamon

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