or mock·up

[ mok-uhp ]
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  1. a model, often full-size, for study, testing, or teaching: a mock-up of an experimental aircraft.

Origin of mock-up

First recorded in 1915–20; noun use of verb phrase mock up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for mock-up


  1. a working full-scale model of a machine, apparatus, etc, for testing, research, etc

  2. a layout of printed matter

verbmock up
  1. (tr, adverb) to build or make a mock-up of

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