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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Imitation or mimicry.
This word has specialized senses in many fields:
From Greek mimesis, from mimeisthai (to imitate). A few cousins of this word are mimic, mime, and mimosa.
"Mimesis was seldom the only purpose of art, but always a central one:
to make pictures look 'real.' After photography, however, all this
"Civilizations, he wrote, are invented by a creative minority that
appears from time to time and creates art, ideas, forms and substance.
It forges an intellectual universe, which the non-creative majority
enters by mimesis, adopting, following and embellishing, which may
lead to high culture."
A grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak. -James Russell Lowell, poet, editor, and diplomat (1819-1891)