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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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Mafteiu-Scai, Improved the convergence of iterative methods for solving systems of equations by memetics techniques, IJCA (0975 - 8887), 64/17, ISBN: 973-93-80873-17-5 FCS New-York, February 2013 [69] L.O.
After Richard Dawkins (1976) first coined the term meme as a name for the cultural analog of the biological gene--the basic unit of cultural transmission--some imagined memetics as an entirely new approach to analyzing culture.
Memetics as proposed by Dennett, not to be confused with mimesis, uses evolutionary Darwinism to create a science of culture, quantifying culture in a manner similar to biological evolution.
(28) Memetics and memetic warfare are used in the context of discrete ideas or units of culture being rapidly transferred to wide audiences, particularly over social media--that is, things "going viral" and their influence on cognition and behavior.
The "Eskimo words for snow" tale is a meme, "an idea that becomes commonly shared through social transmission." (137) There is disagreement within the memetics literature as to what more one can say about memes and the degree to which they possess the properties of evolving organisms or map onto existing social scientific understandings of diffusion of practices, beliefs, and other cultural artifacts.
In the five months that the group has been online, its moderators have been locked in on-and-off squabbles about how to run the group and who is "in charge." (The very idea of memetics being, of course, that there is no central authority figure controlling the message or dialogue.)
"What Makes a Repulsive Frog So Appealing: Memetics and Fairy Tales." Journal of Folklore Research 45, no.
Always embracing complexity, Stephenson populates his novels--from his breakthrough novel Snow Crash (1992) to the more recent Reamde (2011)--with concepts from mathematics, cryptography, computers, philosophy, history of science, memetics, Sumerian mythology, economics, robotics, nanotechnology, robotics, and the virtual world.
When evaluating the development of meta-memes, critics engaged in memetics (the science of memes' replication) must attend to mimesis (the process of imitation, replication, and mimicry).
Cognitive neuroscience can apply considerable weight to the investigation of memetics. Cognition reproduces/replicates biologically and reproduces behaviors that support reproduction (learning and memory are cognitive functions).