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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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).
Taking aim at President Obama (of course), the meme suggests that because of their faith, Muslims are seeking to overthrow the US government.
Au deuxieme trimestre de 2015, l'ICM s'etablit a 76,1 points, contre 73,7 points un trimestre auparavant et 74 points le meme trimestre de l'annee passee, precise le HCP dans sa note relative aux resultats de l'enquete de conjoncture aupres des menages.
In sum, Amitay has provided a full account of the ancient evolving traditions of Alexander as son of a divinity or, in his terms, the demonstrable impact of the "Alexander as divine son meme.
JINS MEME is a sensing eyewear with the concept of "see yourself," and is the world's first pair of eyeglasses to feature 3-point EOG sensors.
Nevertheless, by observing the range of human social behaviors, meme advocates have learned to construct meme taxonomies that explain why messages containing attitudes (like biases), beliefs (like religion), and instructions (like recipes, jokes, or moral codes) can spread like wild-fire to "infect" millions of people, or fail to communicate at all.
Au total, le nombre de passagers ayant transite par les aeroports du Royaume durant cette periode s'eleve a plus de 1,57 million, contre 1,37 million durant la meme periode de l'annee ecoulee, precise l'ONDA.
Clairement antipathique pour le coup, Federer n'a meme pas daigne s'excuser apres cette agression caracterisee.
intrauterin donemde anneden gecen hormonlarin etkisi ile yenidogan doneminde meme dokusunda hipertrofi gozlenebilir.
Meme Mia, produced and directed by Sandy Rudd, marks her 30th year in theatre, with choreography by Haymich Olivier and musical direction by Jacus Krige.
8220;We realize the great influence that memes have on people and their spreading like wildfire all over the Internet, and with this app we wanted to transfer a little of that meme craze onto the mobile world,” said Marko, company's CEO.