One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
2Generally. Imitative behaviour in humans, which reproduces (consciously or not) the characteristics of another person or group; (Sociology) = "mimesis".
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From mimet- + -ism, perhaps after French mimétisme.
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