Meem vs. Meme



The letter م in the Arabic script.


Any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another in a comparable way to the transmission of genes.


Something, usually humorous, which is copied and circulated online with slight adaptations, including quizzes, basic pictures, video templates etc.


A myth circulating as truth; something ineffective presented as effective, or similar.

‘it’s a meme degree’; ‘jogging is a meme’;


To turn into a meme; to use a meme, especially to achieve something in real life.

‘to meme into existence’;


(internet slang) To joke around.

‘I thought you guys were just memeing’;


a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by nongenetic means (as by imitation);

‘memes are the cultrual counterpart of genes’;


an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.


an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.


A meme ( MEEM) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads by means of imitation from person to person within a culture and often carries symbolic meaning representing a particular phenomenon or theme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme.

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