Definition of mimetism in US English:

mimetism

noun

  • 1Biology= "mimesis".

  • 2Generally. Imitative behaviour in humans, which reproduces (consciously or not) the characteristics of another person or group; (Sociology) = "mimesis".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From mimet- + -ism, perhaps after French mimétisme.

Pronunciation

mimetism

/ˈmʌɪmɪtɪz(ə)m/