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Inimitable Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    inimitable adj : defying imitation; matchless; "an inimitable style"
Inimitable Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Inimitable \In*im"i*ta*ble\, a. [L. inimitabilis: cf. F. inimitable. See In- not, and Imitable.] Not capable of being imitated, copied, or counterfeited; beyond imitation; surpassingly excellent; matchless; unrivaled; exceptional; unique; as, an inimitable style; inimitable eloquence. ``Inimitable force.'' --Dryden. Performing such inimitable feats. --Cowper. -- In*im"i*ta*ble*ness, n. -- In*im"i*ta*bly, adv.
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Imitation is an advanced behavior whereby an individual observes and replicates another's. The word can be applied in many contexts, ranging from animal training to international politics.

In anthropology, diffusion theories explain why cultures imitate the ideas or practices of other cultures. Some theories hold that all cultures imitate ideas from one or a few original cultures, the Adam of the Bible, or several cultures whose influence overlaps geographically. Evolutionary diffusion theory holds that cultures influence one another, but that similar ideas can be developed in isolation.

Scholars These writers assume that evolution would have selected imitative abilities as fit because those who were good at it had a wider arsenal of learned behavior at their disposal, including tool-making and language.

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  • The Inimitable Mickey Rooney Dies At 93
    The 5-foot-3 dynamo poured his uncanny energy into a lifetime of roles alongside Hollywood's biggest stars. Rooney, whose sunny portrayals of youth earned him an honorary Oscar, died Sunday. Read more on this news related to 'Inimitable'
  • David Threlfall takes a comic turn
    David Threlfall is best known as the inimitable Frank Gallagher in Channel 4’s Shameless, but stepping into the over-sized shoes of a real-life comedy giant proved tricky. Threlfall was at Piccadilly’s Bafta last night for a screening of Not Like That, Like This — an ITV biopic of the comic magician Tommy Cooper, who died onstage from a heart attack 30 years Read more on this news related to 'Inimitable'
  • Al Roker and Willie Geist Spoof Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Vogue Cover!
    You dolls know Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Vogue cover is inimitable, but that's not going to stop the parodies! (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, you... Read more on this news related to 'Inimitable'

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