maquette

[ ma-ket, muh- ]
/ mæˈkɛt, mə- /

noun

a small model or study in three dimensions for either a sculptural or an architectural project.

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Origin of maquette

1900–05; <French <Italian macchietta, diminutive of macchia a sketch, complex of lines <Latin macula mesh, spot
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British Dictionary definitions for maquette

maquette
/ (mæˈkɛt) /

noun

a sculptor's small preliminary model or sketch

Word Origin for maquette

C20: from French, from Italian macchietta a little sketch, from macchia, from macchiare, from Latin maculāre to stain, from macula spot, blemish
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