Meaning of biomimicry in English:


Pronunciation /ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˈmɪmɪkri/


mass noun
  • The design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modelled on biological entities and processes.

    ‘He discussed the concept of "biomimicry," which the company is embracing to create new products.’
    • ‘It's all part of biomimicry, an attempt to mold technology on nature.’
    • ‘Interface is not the first textile company to develop products using the principles of biomimicry, Oakey says.’
    • ‘One example of biomimicry is the Shinkansen bullet train in Japan: a design inspired by the shape of a kingfisher's beak helped make the train quieter.’
    • ‘Dental implants, referred to by some as biomimicry, have become important tools in the replacement of natural teeth.’
    • ‘We begin to see the opportunities for working amidst the natural rhythm of things - biomimicry - and have less need to control things.’
    • ‘More than mimicking nature superficially, Bass said, biomimicry is about accessing nature as a launching pad for innovation.’
    • ‘The word biomimicry may be new, but the concept isn't.’
    • ‘I'm thinking, for instance, of the manifold practical advances today from biomimicry to hydrogen fuel cars.’
    • ‘One of my favorite talks was the presentation on biomimicry, or innovation inspired by nature.’
    • ‘Essentially, biomimicry is noticing and being aware of how things are made in nature when they're made by natural processes.’
    • ‘And because, as they point out in their article on biomimicry, nature has much to teach us about the containers surrounding the things we value.’
    • ‘The final approach Hahn described, "emulation," is an "advanced biomimicry," based more on understanding and modeling natural processes than on copying specific solutions.’
    • ‘Some advances-grid computing or research in biomimicry, nanotechnology or tissue engineering-take place entirely outside a political context.’
    • ‘To be sustainable, biomimicry must also consider how something is made (nature only uses a few elements) and how it fits into a living system.’
    • ‘She has worked in the field of biomimicry as an educator, researcher, and design consultant.’
    • ‘Explain biomimicry and how you draw on it with some examples.’