Definitions of a "meme"

Definitions of a "meme"

"meme" (mi:m), n. Biol. (shortened from mimeme ... that which is imitated, after GENE n.) "An element of a culture that may be considered to be passed on by non-genetic means, esp. imitation".

Oxford English Dictionary, 1998

"a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation"

Dawkins, 1976

"that which is imitated"