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meme

 (mēm)
n.
A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.

[Shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme, from Greek mimēma, something imitated, from mimeisthai, to imitate; see mimesis.]

meme

(miːm)
n
(Psychology) an idea or element of social behaviour passed on through generations in a culture, esp by imitation
[C20: possibly from mimic, on the model of gene]

meme

(mim)
n.
a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
[1976; <Greek mīmeîsthai to imitate, copy; coined by R. Dawkins, British biologist]
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Noun1.meme - a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)meme - a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes"
acculturation, culture - all the knowledge and values shared by a society
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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References in classic literature ?
Cette armee russe que l'or de l'Angleterre a transportee des extremites de l'univers, nous allons lui faire eprouver le meme sort- (le sort de l'armee d'Ulm).
Dubai: Minutes after content is published online or an event takes place, multiple memes are instantly created on social media usually mocking or highlighting specific footage, words or sentences.
Apres les greves de tout le secteur de la chimie, en soutient a leurs collegues dans une usine de pneumatique, rachetee par un prive qui demandait que l'Etat-revendeur lui laisse les memes privileges qu'une entreprise publique.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 20 (ANI): Social media exploded with jokes and memes when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former cricketer Imran Khan on Sunday announced his third marriage with Bushra Maneka, who was his spiritual adviser.
LAHORE -- Railways Minister Saad Rafique on Thursday revealed that he had come up with 85% of the 'mujhay kyun nikaala' memes, now a trademark of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
com/memes/grumpy-cat) rose to stardom as an internet meme in 2012.
The connection between Internet memes and proverbs may seem tenuous, but ask any folklorist and they'll let you know that these two forms share one major thing: they're folklore.
Michele Coscia (2013) of the Harvard Kennedy School explains Richard Dawkins's definition of memes like this:
The INC (Indian National Congress) strongly disapproves and rejects such humour through memes," said the Congress.
Les services de Surete de la Wilaya d'Alger ont arrete, durant la periode allant du 14 au 21 octobre, 829 mis en cause impliques dans 801 affaires liees a la "possession de drogue et de psychotropes ainsi qu'au port d'armes blanches", a indique mercredi un communique des memes services.
The kids from famous memes are now all grown up: the brothers from the infamous 'Charlie bit me
Many memes hijack the portraits or videos of real people.