US: /ˌɪməˈteɪʃən/
UK: /ˌɪmɪtˈe‍ɪʃən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

imitation /,imi'teiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự noi gương
    • sự bắt chước; vật bắt chước, vật mô phỏng, vật phỏng mẫu
    • đồ giả
    • (âm nhạc) sự phỏng mẫu
    • (định ngữ) giả
      • imitation leather: da giả

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [C] a copy of sth, especially sth expensive: a poor / cheap imitation of the real thing + This latest production is a pale imitation of the original (= it is not nearly as good). + Many tourists cannot tell the difference between authentic Indian craftwork and imported imitations. + imitation leather / pearls
2 [U] the act of copying sb/sth: A child learns to talk by imitation. + Many corporate methods have been adopted by American managers in imitation of Japanese practice.
3 [C] an act of copying the way sb talks and behaves, especially to make people laugh
He does a hilarious imitation of Tony Blair.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 copying, mimicking, mimicry, aping, parroting, emulating, emulation, impersonating, impersonation, impression:
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
2 impersonation, parody, satirization, burlesque, caricature, mockery, travesty, Colloq take-off, Brit send-up:
In his nightclub act, he does scathing imitations of celebrities.
3 copy, fake, counterfeit, forgery:
These are modern imitations of ancient coins.
4 copy, replica, replication, reproduction, simulation, facsimile, duplicate, duplication, simulacrum:
We keep the original in a safe place and put the imitations on display.
5 fake, synthetic, artificial, simulated, sham, ersatz, mock, factitious, reproduction, man-made, Colloq phoney or US also phony:
It doesn't take an expert to see that this is an imitation diamond.

Collocation dictionary

1 copy of a thing


accurate, good, passable | cheap, crude, pale, poor
Accept no cheap imitations of our product! Their version of jazz funk is a pale imitation of the real thing.

2 act of copying sth


faithful, slavish | direct
Children are seen as learning to write by direct imitation of adult models.


in ~ of
The poems, some in imitation of Ossian, are graceful if unremarkable.

3 copy of sb's speech/behaviour


fair, good, passable | poor


do, give, perform
He does a very good imitation of George W. Bush.

Concise English dictionary

+the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
+a copy that is represented as the original
+copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else
+a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
+not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article