|1.||[ noun ] the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations|
|Related terms:||formalism doctrine mimesis|
|2.||[ noun ] copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else|
|Related terms:||copying emulation mimicry imitate|
|3.||[ noun ] a copy that is presented as the original|
|Related terms:||copy fake forge|
|4.||[ adjective ] not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article|
|Synonyms:||simulated false faux fake|
"it isn't fake anything it's real synthetic fur" "faux pearls" "false teeth" "decorated with imitation palm leaves" "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
|5.||[ adjective ] artificial and inferior|
"ersatz coffee" "coffee substitute"
|6.||[ noun ] a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect|
|Related terms:||wit parody mock-heroic impersonate|