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Mimicry vs. Camouflage

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Mimicrynoun

The act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else.

‘They say that mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery, but I still think I'm being mocked when he acts just like me.’; ‘When animal mimicry goes really wrong they don't just look like something that a predator would ignore, they look like lunch.’;

Camouflagenoun

A disguise or covering up.

Mimicrynoun

The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule.

Camouflagenoun

The act of disguising.

Mimicrynoun

Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, - a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies; imitation; mimesis; mimetism.

Camouflagenoun

(military) The use of natural or artificial material on personnel, objects, or tactical positions with the aim of confusing, misleading, or evading the enemy.

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Mimicrynoun

the act of mimicking; imitative behavior

Camouflagenoun

(textiles) A pattern on clothing consisting of irregularly shaped patches that are either greenish/brownish, brownish/whitish, or bluish/whitish, as used by ground combat forces.

Mimicrynoun

the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators

Camouflagenoun

(biology) Resemblance of an organism to its surroundings for avoiding detection.

Mimicry

In evolutionary biology, mimicry is an evolved resemblance between an organism and another object, often an organism of another species. Mimicry may evolve between different species, or between individuals of the same species.

Camouflagenoun

Clothes made from camouflage fabric, for concealment in combat or hunting.

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Camouflageverb

To hide or disguise something by covering it up or changing the way it looks.

Camouflagenoun

an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something;

‘the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories’;

Camouflagenoun

fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background

Camouflagenoun

device or stratagem for concealment or deceit

Camouflagenoun

the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance;

‘he is a master of disguise’;

Camouflageverb

disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something;

‘The troops camoflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory’;

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Camouflage

Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration, or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see, or by disguising them as something else. Examples include the leopard's spotted coat, the battledress of a modern soldier, and the leaf-mimic katydid's wings.

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