Meaning: imitation and representation, especially in regards to works of art and literature representing reality or the physical world. In biology, this refers to an organism mimicking another organism.
Synonyms: Mimicry, copying, impersonation
Can you use it in a sentence?
“French artist Gustave Courbet rejected the Classical Western illusionistic tradition of mimesis, which sought to capture the reality in visual representation, and instead paved his own way of avant-garde Realism.”