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A meme is a unit of cultural information that is transmitted from one individual to another through the process of imitation, often in the form of a funny image or video with a caption that can be easily shared on the internet. Memes are often created by combining existing media, such as a picture or video, with a humorous or thought-provoking caption. 


The term "meme" was first coined by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book "The Selfish Gene," in which he described memes as a unit of cultural evolution that spreads in a similar way to genes. The internet and social media have played a major role in the spread of memes, allowing them to be shared and remixed quickly and easily by people all over the world.