Mimical

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mimical Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as, mimic gestures. "Mimic hootings."
    • Mimical (Min) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
    • Mimical Imitative; mimetic. "Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes
      To imitate her."
      "Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Among words consisting only of Roman numeral letters, the "highest scoring" words in English are MIMIC (2,102) and IMMIX (2012).
    • mimical Same as mimic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Mimical imitative: mock: miniature
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Quotations

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    “Children are natural mimics -- they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mimicus, Gr. , fr. mime: cf. F. mimique,. See Mime
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. mimos.

Usage

In literature:

Silent as owls in the white moonlight They pounced and grappled in mimic fight.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
The species which resemble or "mimic" these dominant groups, are comparatively less abundant in individuals, and are often very rare.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
At this mimic court he obtained a mimic office, was endured without respect, and consulted without confidence.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various
Kittens and dogs may be seen in play to mimic fighting.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
It was amusing to watch these mimic Red-men, they seemed so fierce and earnest.
"Violets and Other Tales" by Alice Ruth Moore
Try, for the moment, to mimic my actions.
"The Circular Study" by Anna Katharine Green
It mimics in color the brilliant hues of the showy orchids in which it hides.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
Therefore, he managed to engage the lads in the construction of a mimic fort in a cornfield.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
The little sprites are attendants of the goddess, playing in a mimic hunt.
"Correggio" by Estelle M. Hurll
Lorraine had seen many stage storms and had thrilled ecstatically to the mimic lightning, knowing just how it was made.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
We had one good mimic (Emma), and two or three of us were smart in description.
"Six to Sixteen" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Waving banners, rainbow colors, showers of blossoms, rosy faces, mimic battle, fairy scenes, the ideal realized!
"A Truthful Woman in Southern California" by Kate Sanborn
Siegfried was alone now, carving his reed, trying to mimic the song of the wood birds.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
And what are those corals, that, like mimic tenants of the forest, extend their graceful boughs!
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
There were mimic battles often on the islands.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
This little boy's chief weakness was a desire to mimic.
"The Walrus Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
There was no bird that Archie B. could not mimic.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
They did not even mimic him when he said "kind of," as they had done before.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
After she was comfortably ensconced in her wheeled chair on the porch, she held a mimic reception.
"Southern Stories" by Various
At this manifestation he seized a sheet of paper and directed a mimic breeze upon the drawn face.
"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder
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In poetry:

The starling in the ivy now,
For to amuse his dear,
Mimics the dog, the cat, the cow,
Blackbird and Chanticleer.
"Starling" by Katharine Tynan
And close besides the corner
There stood an old stone well,
Which caught a mimic waterfall,
That warbled as it fell.
"The Old Bachelor's Story" by John Hartley
And when the summer day grows dim,
And light mists walk thy mimic sea,
Revive in us the thought of Him
Who walked on Galilee!
"Kenoza Lake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Once again from slumbers deep,
From the mimic death of sleep,
Thy good hand hath raised me up
To taste anew life's morning cup.
"A Morning Hymn" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
And drink the jewel-drunken wine and bend
her head in mimic awe
To see the huge proconsul draw the salted tunny
from the brine?
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
But there was one—(alas! that I
Had ever seen)—the melody
Her voice surpassed, and brighter far
Her eyes than ev'ry mimic star!
"Lines Upom Seeing----" by Sir John Carr

In news:

Researchers create a swimming jellyfish mimic by reverse-engineering the creature's pumping action, paving the way for new methods of engineering replacement organs.
E arlier this year, scientists offered a novel approach to boost the output of electric wind turbines: Coat the blades with a ribbed film that mimics shark skin.
Lincoln 's future models will mimic the MKZ's formula.
There is no magnet school set for Westminster as of yet, however, by next year there will be school programs that mimic one in education focus.
Ann Romney Mimics Michelle Obama's Blue Manicure Worn At The Democratic Convention (Poll).
But the researchers wanted to be sure it was not a modern effort to mimic prehistoric art.
Humans can mimic these behaviors to communicate to a nervous or fearful dog that they mean no harm.
Simple exercises mimic massage techniques.
Record highs and sunshine mimic May weather.
Computers attempt to mimic brain function.
New robotic legs accurately mimic human walking.
Human illness can mimic that in pets, and vice versa.
Sit At Your Boss's Dominant Side, Mimic His Motions And Other Tricks To A Promotion.
What's new here is the claim that DNA nanotech can be used to mimic one of the most widespread and important nanomachines in nature.
NIST 's Quantum Simulator Mimics Hundreds of Qubits Interacting.
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In science:

It also enters the analysis in ruling out possible asymmetries that may mimic polarization. A detailed analysis indicates that a relatively coarse localization should suffice.
Can a simple instrument measure polarization in gamma-ray bursts?
These unique features of the Bures distance are used to support the claim that without any prior knowledge on a certain density matrix, the optimal way to mimic it is to generate it at random with respect to the Bures measure.
Statistical properties of random density matrices
Since we will not be using this and since the proof precisely mimics the proof that every almost symplectic manifold has a compatible almost complex structure we do not include the proof here.
Mirror Symmetry and Generalized Complex Manifolds
This result mimics a similar general relativistic result: static Einstein-Straus universes do not exist.
No Swiss-cheese universe on the brane
While the above results and arguments indicate that pseudo-random unitaries can mimic the uniformly distributed random unitaries for the smoothly varying properties of interest, it is crucial to verify that they can do so efficiently.
Random Quantum Circuits and Pseudo-Random Operators: Theory and Applications
This distribution of exchange interactions is supposed to mimic a lattice of mean finite connectivity c.
Replica-symmetric solutions of a dilute Ising ferromagnet in a random field
In this bias, the shear is systematically over or under-estimated by a multiplicative factor, and mimics an overall rescaling of the shear power spectrum.
Probing decisive answers to dark energy questions from cosmic complementarity and lensing tomography
They did not manage to include the diffraction in their calculational scheme microscopically and mimiced it by introducing artificial quantum impurities that would correspond to the potential U (r) in Eq. (117).
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
Let us call Pseudo Random Number Generator (PRNG) an algorithm designed to mimic a random sequence on a computer.
Properties making a chaotic system a good Pseudo Random Number Generator
In this paper we want to discuss about the opposite strategy, i.e. to mimic noise with deterministic chaotic systems.
Properties making a chaotic system a good Pseudo Random Number Generator
We note that some of the XMM-Newton SNR candidates may be supersoft sources with spectra hardened enough by local absorption to mimic SNR emission.
Revealing the Supernova Remnant Population of M33 with Chandra
Note that in our model QL (x) are not random variables, rather they are included in the model to mimic a deterministic potential field acting on the system.
A Random Walk to a Non-Ergodic Equilibrium Concept
We shall mimic the cut elimination steps on bf ∪ bg as reductions mixed with rewiring of thinning links.
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence
This procedure is carried out to mimic the shot noise effects.
The Dipole Anisotropy of the 2 Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey
His formalism mimics completely a (classical) stochastic process, except that resulting transitions matrices are quasi-probabilities instead a positive-defined transition matrix.
First principles quantum Monte Carlo
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