imitation noun

1 copy of a thing

ADJ. accurate, good, passable | cheap, crude, pale, poor Accept no cheap imitations of our product! Their version of jazz funk is a pale imitation of the real thing.

2 act of copying sth

ADJ. faithful, slavish | direct Children are seen as learning to write by direct imitation of adult models.

PREP. in ~ of The poems, some in imitation of Ossian, are graceful if unremarkable.

3 copy of sb's speech/behaviour

ADJ. fair, good, passable | poor

VERB + IMITATION do, give, perform He does a very good imitation of George W. Bush.