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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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