Mimicry vs Mimesis - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between mimicry and mimesis

is that mimicry is the act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else while mimesis is the representation of aspects of the real world, especially human actions, in literature and art.

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mimicry

English

Alternative forms

* mimickry

Noun

(mimicries)
  • the act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else
  • They say that mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery, but I still think I'm being mocked when he acts just like me.
    When animal mimicry goes really wrong they don't just look like something that a predator would ignore, they look like lunch.

    See also

    * (wikipedia "mimicry")

    mimesis

    Noun

    (-)
  • The representation of aspects of the real world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
  • (biology) mimicry.
  • (medicine) The appearance of symptoms of a disease not actually present.
  • (rhetoric) The rhetorical pedagogy of imitation.
  • (rhetoric) The imitation of another's gestures, pronunciation, or utterance.
  • Derived terms

    * mimetic * mimicry

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