- Date: 14th century
- 1 : an act or instance of imitating
- 2 : something produced as a copy : counterfeit
- 3 : a literary work designed to reproduce the style of another author
- 4 : the repetition by one voice of a melody, phrase, or motive stated earlier in the composition by a different voice
- 5 : the quality of an object in possessing some of the nature or attributes of a transcendent idea
- 6 : the assumption of behavior observed in other individuals
Mimesis (Ancient Greek: μίμησις from μιμεîσθαι) is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of meanings, which include: imitation, representation, mimicry, imitatio, nonsensuous similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression, and the presentation of the self.