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Adjective imitation has 1 sense
  1. fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated - not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
    Antonym: natural (indirect, via artificial)
Noun imitation has 4 senses
  1. imitation - the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
    --1 is a kind of
    doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism
    Antonyms: formalism
    --1 has particulars: mimesis
  2. imitation, counterfeit, forgery - a copy that is represented as the original
    --2 is a kind of copy
    --2 has particulars: fake, sham, postiche
  3. imitation - copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has particulars: emulation; mimicry
    Derived form: verb imitate1
  4. caricature, imitation, impersonation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
    --4 is a kind of wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness
    --4 has particulars:
     mock-heroic; parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on
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