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Oxford dictionary definition of the word imitation:
1 [mass noun] the action of using someone or something as a model:
a child learns to speak by imitation
an act of imitating a person’s speech or mannerisms, especially for comic effect:
he attempted an atrocious imitation of my English accent
[mass noun] Music the repetition of a phrase or melody in another part or voice, usually at a different pitch.
2a thing intended to simulate or copy something else:
an imitation sub-machine gun
imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
proverb copying someone or something is an implicit way of paying them a compliment.
late Middle English: from Latin imitatio(n-), from the verb imitari (see imitate)