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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).
However, was the trend of meme making born in the 21st century?
C'est le meme syndicat, UGTT, puisqu'il n'y en pas d'autre dans le pays, qui fait greve de production du phosphate et c'est toujours lui qui revendique que l'Etat, qui perd des milliards DT a cause de ces greves, importe le phosphate que leurs collegues ouvriers de Gafsa refusent de produire
com/memes/grumpy-cat) rose to stardom as an internet meme in 2012.
As meme scholar Limor Shifman tells us, "memes may best be understood as cultural information that passes along from person to person, yet gradually scales into a shared social phenomenon.
An Internet meme is a meme that spreads through the Internet.
The kids from famous memes are now all grown up: the brothers from the infamous 'Charlie bit me
Meme Maria and her husband ensured there was always food on the table for their expanding family.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson admitted that he was initially creeped out by the badass meme.
Veamos: al momento de escribir estas lineas tecleamos en Google la palabra meme y de inmediato aparecieron 1,080,000,000 de resultados; buscamos Mexico y fueron cerca de 803,000,000 de resultados; buscamos Katy Perry y aparecio esta cifra: 72,700,000 resultados.
Author and English ethnologist Richard Dawkins coined the phrase meme in the 1970s.
Dunya'da ve ulkemizde kanserler arasinda onemli yer tutan meme ve over kanserlerinde, BRCA1/2 gen mutasyonu risk faktoru olarak belirlenmistir.