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im·i·ta·tion

 (ĭm′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of imitating: gave us his imitation of a famous actor.
2. Something derived or copied from an original, often in an inferior way: an undrinkable imitation of real lemonade.
3. Music
a. Repetition of a phrase or melody often with variations in key, rhythm, and voice.
b. Repetition of a theme in another voice such that each part continues polyphonously.
adj.
Made to resemble another, usually superior material: imitation fur.

im′i·ta′tion·al adj.
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He said that Saudi Arabia never imposed any strings and Pakistan had always fully trusted Saudi Arabia because our relationship is not imitational or traditional and both are interlinked with each other in a bond of affection and mutual trust.
He said Saudi Arabia never imposed any condition and Pakistan always fully trusted Saudi Arabia 'because our relationship is not imitational or traditional and both are interlinked with each other in a bond of affection and mutual trust.
The relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia is very deep-rooted and both the countries trust each other, he said, adding: 'Saudi Arabia never imposed any string and Pakistan has always fully trusted Saudi Arabia because our relationship is not imitational or traditional and both are interlinked with each other in a bond of affection and mutual trust.
Information is from the analysis of Beijing Integrity Financial Consultant Ltd, quoted from Chencwen Li ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), [The Intrinsic Logic and Imitational Choices of Reorganization for Listed Companies in China] 64 (2012).
A dose-response relationship of imitational suicides with newspaper distribution.
A meme is a unity of information (which can be a representation, a pattern, a rule, or an imitational icon.
During the experiment, the voltage of PD in air gaps in the solid insulation and in gaps between the solid insulation and the imitational core of the stator was recorded.