Definition of imitation :
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. The act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3.
4. The act of imitating.
respect, untrue, fictitious, original, send up, human-made, imitate, fictive, personation, takeoff, mimic, transcript, feigned, mistaken, laughter, pretend, off-key, pinchbeck, real, reflex, faux, photocopy, extravaganza, reverse engineering, phony, phoney, sour, plagiarism, impersonate, exaggeration, play, repetition, tracing, same, man-made, simulated, ape, unreal, assumed, take-off, bastard, pretended, pose as, manmade, delusive, put on
pretension (part of speech: noun)
charade, falseness, fakery, fraud, disguise, masquerade, deceit, front, forgery, impersonation, pose, cover, show, mannerism, affectation, guise, claim, stage, imposture, counterfeit, bluff, air, ostentation, pretense, gimmick, pretension, device, artificiality, facade
representative (part of speech: adjective)
substitute (part of speech: noun)
representation (part of speech: noun)
effigy, approximation, idol, portrayal, picture, photograph, cast, metaphor, rendering, carving, bust, figurine, silhouette, duplication, snapshot, image, representation, statue, depiction, drawing, illustration, impression
imitation (part of speech: noun)
duplicate (part of speech: noun)
similarity (part of speech: noun)
pretentious (part of speech: adjective)
fraudulent, pretentious, masquerading, affected, forced, ostentatious, ersatz, la-di-da, forged, mock, stagy, impersonating, stilted, showy, bogus, overdone, histrionic, posing, artificial, theatrical, synthetic, stiff, unnatural, mannered, fake, deceitful, false, studied
reproduction (part of speech: noun)
- You give me the imitation stone. - "The Paternoster Ruby", Charles Edmonds Walk.
- The greatest and most original genius is in the main a creature of imitation. - "Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business", Scott, Walter Dill.
- They were obviously good servants and useful hands, but there was none of that ridiculous imitation of naval custom and etiquette which delights the heart of the Cotton Exchange yacht- owner. - "The Mystery of the Green Ray", William Le Queux.