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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·i·ta·tive /ˈɪməˌtetɪv, ||tətɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·i·ta·tive a.
 1. Inclined to imitate, copy, or follow; imitating; exhibiting some of the qualities or characteristics of a pattern or model; dependent on example; not original; as, man is an imitative being; painting is an imitative art.
 2. Formed after a model, pattern, or original.
 This temple, less in form, with equal grace,
 Was imitative of the first in Thrace.   --Dryden.
 3. Nat. Hist. Designed to imitate another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object, for some useful purpose, such as protection from enemies; having resemblance to something else; as, imitative colors; imitative habits; dendritic and mammillary forms of minerals are imitative.
 -- Im*i*ta*tive*ly, adv. -- Im*i*ta*tive*ness, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·i·ta·tive, n. Gram. A verb expressive of imitation or resemblance. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by or given to imitation; "acting is an imitative
             art"; "man is an imitative being" [ant: nonimitative]
      2: (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound;
         "onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises"; "it was
         independently developed in more than one place as an
         onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer [syn: echoic, onomatopoeic,
          onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic] [ant: nonechoic]
      3: not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit
         emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art";
         "a counterfeit prince" [syn: counterfeit] [ant: genuine]