Mimic

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Mimic

An imitation that sends a false signal.
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HHShkMohd meets Mahra Al Shehi, the cute little girl who attracted his attention for mimicking his speech pic.
I used to compare it to a dog p***ing, so my first memory of mimicking someone involved lifting up one leg and make hissing noises.
Common electrocardiographic artifacts mimicking arrhythmias in ambulatory monitoring.
It appears that almost any animal has unique qualities worth mimicking.
Mimicking live flavivirus immunization with a non-infectious RNA vaccine.
Other imitations consist in the two conspiracies, of Antonio and Sebastian against Alonso, and of Caliban and his fellows against Prospero, both plots mimicking the insurrection of Antonio, aided by Alonso, against Prospero twelve years earlier.
It is thought the bird, which has been heard repeatedly chirping the tune, has been mimicking a local character who wanders Stroud, Glos, humming the music.
He added, "RHAKOSS is specifically designed to offer patients the advantages of a synthetic bone repair product - eliminating the risk of disease transmission associated with the use of cadaver tissue, and offering more consistent levels of purity, quality and availability - while closely mimicking the desired characteristics of human bone.
To some extent the whole "My Mirage" series [1986-91]--which is a semi-autobiographical multiple-piece narrative--and some of the pieces in the dream project could be seen as mimicking the art of others, from James Rosenquist and Oyvind Fahlstrom to the films of Pat O'Neill to Mad Magazine.
And the film can't resist mimicking other movies, too - the stick gooey egg pods hanging on the wall could be straight from Alien.
Out for a walk Friday near her Northridge home, Jeannie Scandlin heard a bird mimicking the sound of her telephone.
increased its fitness by mimicking the jumping escapes of flea-beetles (Alticinae, Chrysomelidae) which are difficult to catch.