Another word for imitation
The act of imitating
simulation, counterfeiting, copying, duplication, reproduction, emulation, patterning after, picturing, representing, mimicry, aping, impersonation, impression, parody, paraphrasing, parroting, echoing, matching, mirroring, paralleling; see also parody, reproduction 1.
An object made by imitating
counterfeit, copy, simulacrum, sham, fake, picture, replica, facsimile, echo, reflection, match, parallel, opposite number, animation, resemblance, transcription, image, mockery, takeoff, substitution, forgery, artist's copy, ersatz, knockoff*; see also copy, duplicate, reproduction 2.
Another word for imitationnoun
The act, practice, or art of copying the manner or expression of another:aping, mimicry. See same
Imitative reproduction, as of the style of another:echo, reflection, reflex, repetition. See same
A usually amusing caricature of another:parody. (Informal) takeoff. See laughter, respect, same
An inferior substitute imitating an original:copy, ersatz, pinchbeck, simulation. See substitute