1 [C] thing produced as a copy of the real thing 仿制品; 仿造品; 膺品
*That's not an original Rembrandt, it's an imitation. 这不是伦勃朗的真品, 是件膺品.
* [attrib 作定语] imitationleather, jewellery, etc, ie material made to look like leather, jewellery, etc 人造革、假珠宝.
2 [U] imitating 仿; 效
*learn sth by imitation 通过模仿学习某事物
* The house was built in imitation of a Roman villa. 这所房子是仿罗马别墅式的建筑.
3 [C] impersonation or mimicking of a person's speech or behaviour 扮演或模仿某人的言谈举止
*an entertainer who does hilarious imitations of politicians' voices 专门学政治家讲话作滑稽模拟表演的演员.
n [U and C]
when you copy someone else's actionsby imitation Many people think that children learn language by imitation. The remake of 'Casablanca' was a pale imitation (=something that is much less good than the thing it imitates) of the original movie.[C]
when you copy the way someone speaks or behaves, especially in order to be funny
= impression She acted, she danced, she did imitations .imitation of his imitation of an American accent[C]
a copy of somethingimitation of She wore an imitation of a sailor's hat.imitation fur/pearls/silk/leather etc
(=something that looks like an expensive material but is a copy of it) an imitation fur coat
1. He set us a good example for imitation. 他为我们做出了仿效的好榜样。
2. Mine was imitation. 我的那条项链是仿制品，