Meaning of manikin in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmanɪkɪn/

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(also mannikin)
  • 1A jointed model of the human body, as used in medical training or as an artist's lay figure.

    ‘the skilled team can customize the manikins to have incredible humanlike details’
    • ‘computerized manikins help simulate healthcare scenarios’
    • ‘This consists of an introductory seminar including demonstration of pelvic examination on a manikin and an opportunity for students to practise this under supervision.’
    • ‘In addition, actors were used by 15 schools, volunteers by 14, manikins by all 19, videos by 11, and simulators by four.’
    • ‘Students were informed beforehand about the study, and technical skills were taught on manikins.’
    • ‘Basic life support training was defined as training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a manikin.’
    • ‘Regular short periods of practice on a manikin are therefore essential.’
    • ‘Then I spotted something on one of the manikins.’
    • ‘She wasn't blinking and it made her look like a manikin.’
    mannequin, manikin, lifelike model, figure, lay figure
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  • 2A very small man.

    • ‘He…is much less small than I had been led to believe; he is not at all a manikin, but a well-proportioned human being.’
    small person, little person, short person, person of restricted growth
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Mid 16th century from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man ‘man’.