That which is made or produced as a copy; that which is
made to resemble something else, whether for laudable or for fraudulent
purposes; likeness; resemblance.
One of the principal means of securing unity and
consistency in polyphonic composition; the repetition of essentially
the same melodic theme, phrase, or motive, on different degrees of
pitch, by one or more of the other parts of voises. Cf. Canon.
The act of condition of imitating another species of
animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3.