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imitation

im·i·ta·tion

imitation

 
pronunciation:
I m teI shn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of imitating or copying.
Grandfather does a great imitation of an opera singer.
synonyms:
copy, reproduction, resemblance
similar words:
facsimile, mirror
definition 2: a copy of something else; likeness.
She bought an imitation of one of Picasso's paintings.
synonyms:
copy
antonyms:
original
similar words:
facsimile, image, mirror, reproduction
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: meant to look like something better.
The old woman's coat was made of imitation fur.
synonyms:
fake, false
antonyms:
genuine, real
similar words:
artificial, counterfeit, mock, synthetic
Word Parts
The word imitation contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).