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mim·ic

(mim'ik),
To imitate or simulate.
[G. mimikos, imitating, fr. mimos, a mimic]

mimic

/mim·ic/ (mim´ik)
1. pertaining to imitation or simulation.
2. one who imitates, or that which imitates.

mimic

(mĭm′ĭk)
tr.v. mim·icked, mim·icking, mim·ics
a. To resemble by biological mimicry: an insect that mimics a twig.
b. To have a similar structure, action, or effect as: a drug that mimics a compound in the body.
c. To produce symptoms like those of (a disease).
d. To produce (symptoms) like those produced by a different disease.
n.
One that imitates, especially:
a. One who copies or mimics others, as for amusement.
b. One who practices the art of mime.
c. An organism that resembles another by mimicry.
d. A chemical having a structure, action, or effect like that of another.
e. A disease or disorder producing symptoms like those of another.
adj.
Relating to or characteristic of a mimic or mimicry.

mim′ick·er n.

mimic

noun That which simulates another thing.

verb To simulate another thing.

mimic

noun Vox populi That which simulates another thing. See Malignant mimic.

mim·ic

(mim'ik)
1. To imitate or simulate.
2. Synonym(s): mimetic.
[G. mimikos, imitating, fr. mimos, a mimic]

Patient discussion about mimic

Q. Can fibromyalgia pain mimic with other pain? Are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Arthritis common? Can fibromyalgia pain mimic with other pain? Are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Arthritis common? How can a doctor diagnose the problem correctly?

A. Fibromyalgia pain can mimic with pain that occurs with various types of arthritis. But the symptoms of swelling, deformity in joints does not occur in Fibromyalgia. Patients with the symptoms of fibromyalgia tend to wake up due to body aches and muscle stiffness. Fibromyalgia pain can increase with cold weather, stress and anxiety. Fibromyalgia is a body wide pain with the defined tender points. Fibromyalgia is a form of arthritis. Fibromyalgia refers to "achy-ness" of the fibrous tissue of the body. Because the term arthritis refers to aches and pains, fibromyalgia is considered one of the arthritis conditions. Hope the explanation is satisfactory.

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For mimicking to be effective, the convertible bond contract terms set by mimickers should be similar to those of other issuers.
If firms that subsequently call or redeem their convertible bonds out-of-the-money are lower-quality issuers mimicking higher-quality firms, they should, on average, be riskier than convertible bond issuers that obtain back-door equity financing.
Also, since the three risk measures have been used previously as proxies for information asymmetry, our results suggest that mimicking firms face more information asymmetry prior to the offer announcement, than do non-mimicking firms.
97), indicating that mimicking firms usually announce an issue closer to information-release events than do firms that truthfully reveal firm quality.
These mimicking firms, prior to the offer announcement, are smaller, have lower market-to-book ratios, are less profitable, and have higher levels of risk.
In sharp contrast, [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 4 OMITTED] the two-day announcement wealth change for mimicking firms' convertible bond issues is an insignificant 0.
The insignificant wealth change for the subset of mimicking firms suggests that the market does not receive the convertible bond offer announcement negatively.
Moreover, we do not expect significant differences in wealth change on the offer date between the mimicking and non-mimicking groups of firms.
10% mean wealth change for issues by mimicking firms is insignificant, while the average abnormal return for non-mimicking firms, or firms whose convertible bonds infused equity into the capital structure, is a significant -0.
The ex post cost of mimicking is in issuing a convertible bond that does not infuse equity into the firm's capital structure.
For mimicking to be effective, low-quality firms should be riskier prior to offer announcement, and their security offerings should be similar to those offered by firms that truthfully reveal firm quality.
These mimicking firms are smaller, less profitable, and have lower market-to-book ratios and higher levels of unsystematic risk (information asymmetry) than does the group of non-mimicking firms.