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Synonyms for mimicry

Synonyms for mimicry

the act, practice, or art of copying the manner or expression of another

Synonyms for mimicry

the act of mimicking

the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects

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Mullerian mimicry theory is named after German naturalist Fritz Muller, who first proposed the concept in 1878, less than two decades after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859.
Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao expressed his heartfelt condolences on the demise of the mimicry artist.
While mimicry is more common in birds, it tends to be rarer in mammals.
Given that emotional expressivity [15, 27], basal ganglia function [28], and mirror neuron system activity [29] are all reduced in PD patients, it is likely that facial mimicry is also reduced.
Among different approaches which have been applied to Iranian-American women's memoirs, Homi Bhabha's theories of hybridity, mimicry and stereotype are selected, since they are concordant with Dumas's Funny in Farsi, the memoir of an Iranian immigrant (Firoozeh herself and her family) in America.
A Turf local who preferred skating flatground, a 40-ish shredder who eschews Indys and quarterpipes for Krux and a good nollie heel, McGuire has never followed the crowd, though his signature maneuver, the Hot Pizza, is ripe for Internet mimicry. Stand down, cyber bullies!
Given Mahal's natural comedic delivery of any line, her mimicry of the controversial senator has got netizens laughing if not asking what she was actually saying, among others.
"Camouflage and mimicry are the two best-known animal defenses," says Tom Sherratt.
This species actually uses mimicry in three different ways during its various life stages.
Once free, the brothers use their talent for mimicry whenever they face trouble, hiding behind the persona of their favourite film characters.
Exciting chapters on copying movements, copying coverings, animal communities, and even a chapter on animals copying people present examples of mimicry across species and back again.
In the unlikely event of a second series, this mediocre marionette show will need better puppets, proper mimicry and a script that dares to be vicious.
Stevens and his colleagues had tested the mimicry idea by setting out bits of paper as prey with spots tweaked in shape, color, number and other features to vary the drama of their looks and their resemblance to vertebrate eyes.
A technique called 'isomorphic mimicry' is often used to sustain the legitimacy of institutions in developing countries, even when these institutions cannot demonstrate expected accomplishments
Granted guitarist Eric Pulido, who takes over singing duties from former frontman Tim Smith, doesn't have the sweetness of Smith's tones but his understated style sets him apart from his predecessor, ensuring this new Midlake isn't just an exercise in mimicry. Without Smith's vocals to build the songs around, there is more chance for instruments to take centre stage, although the overall sound is somewhat simpler than before.