Mimetic vs Mimicry - What's the difference?

mimetic | mimicry |


As nouns the difference between mimetic and mimicry

is that mimetic is something or imitative while mimicry is the act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else.

As an adjective mimetic

is exhibiting mimesis.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mimetic

English

Alternative forms

* mimetick (qualifier)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Exhibiting mimesis
  • Antonyms

    * nonmimetic

    Derived terms

    * mimeticity

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something or imitative.
  • (education) A type of mnemonic.
  • (pharmacology) A substance with similar pharmacological effects to another substance.
  • 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")