[ ma-ket, muh- ]
/ mæˈkɛt, mə- /
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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
/ (mæˈkɛt) /
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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