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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of memes and their social and cultural effects.

[meme + -etics (as in aesthetics).]
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(Biology) the study of memes and their transmission
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The memetic theory claims that the only evolutionary "turning point" or "threshold" to be crossed is the ability to imitate (all you need for language to arise is a community of imitating creatures, or meme machines).
A memetic theory of the firm may contend that the intentions of all employees may not add up to something maximizing value.
Memetic theory provides a framework for dealing with the most troubling social and military problems at the root causal level.
Drout (English, Wheaton College, Mass.) is a master synthesizer, analyzing English Benedictine reform of the tenth century by way of memetic theory. He shows how Anglo-Saxon monks, grounded in the Rule of St.
It should be no ted that though the majority of this paper outlines a skeptical view of memetics, the goal is positive--to highlight ways in which memetic theory might better elucidate our understanding of language, culture, and the mind.
Memetic theory seems to imply that eventually memes that are not fit for a new environment will not be replicated.
I suppose that each of these might be formulated in terms of the memetic theory, and indeed that Balkin would celebrate this openness to diverse social phenomena -- a form of methodological bricolage -- as one of the theory's most essential features.