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’
mannequin, manikin, lifelike model, figure, lay figureView synonyms
- ‘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.’
2A very small man.
small person, little person, short person, person of restricted growthView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Mid 16th century from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man ‘man’.
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