Thursday, 5 January 2012

Entry:   mimetic (adj.)


Definition:    Having a particular aptitude for mimicry or imitation; habitually practising imitation or mime.


Other:   See, for example, Walter Benjamin’s “On the Mimetic Faculty.”  Or our very own Hal Incandenza’s “The Implications of Post-Fourier Transformations for a Holographically Mimetic Cinema.”

SNOOT score:  3 (fairly plausible in an academic seminar, maybe a bit SNOOTier at the pub)

Page:  7

Source: Oxford English Dictionary 

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