Inclined to imitate, copy, or follow; imitating; exhibiting some of the qualities or characteristics of a pattern or model; dependent on example; not original; as, man is an imitative being; painting is an imitative art.
Formed after a model, pattern, or original.
Designed to imitate another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object, for some useful purpose, such as protection from enemies; having resamblance to something else; as, imitative colors; imitative habits; dendritic and mammillary forms of minerals are imitative.
Being abroad makes you conscious of the whole imitative side of human behavior. The ape in man. Mary McCarthy
But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure. George P. Baker
Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama. George P. Baker
I remember when first, Stripes, and then Animal House came out - which I was really proud of, even though it was kind of loose and quite raucous - there were imitative movies that were not quite as good. Ivan Reitman
I began composing works which were imitative of the music I was being told about. I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms. Henry Flynt