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Mannequins (Figures)


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    • Display figures
    • Dummies (Figures)
    • Figures, Display
    • Lay figures (Mannequins)
    • Manakins (Figures)
    • Manikins (Figures)
    • Mannikins (Figures)
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    • found: Collins English dictionary, via TheFreeDictionary.com, Oct. 12, 2011(manakin 1. any small South American passerine bird of the family Pipridae. 2. (Clothing & Fashion) a variant of manikin)
    • found: Dictionary.com, Oct. 12, 2011:mannequin (1. a styled and three-dimensional representation of the human form used in window displays, as of clothing; dummy. 2. a wooden figure or model of the human figure used by tailors, dress designers, etc., for fitting or making clothes. 3. a person employed to wear clothing to be photographed or to be displayed before customers, buyers, etc.; a clothes model. 4. lay figure (def. 1). Also, manikin.) lay figure (1. a jointed model of the human body, usually of wood, from which artists work in the absence of a living model. 2. a similar figure used in shops to display costumes. 3. a person of no importance, individuality, distinction, etc.; nonentity.) manikin (1. a little man; dwarf; pygmy. 2. mannequin. 3. a model of the human body for teaching anatomy, demonstrating surgical operations, etc. Also, mannikin) mannikin (1. manikin. 2. any of several estrildine finches of the genus Lonchura, of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific islands, often kept as cage birds.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 12, 2011:Mannequin (A mannequin (also called a dummy, lay figure or dress form) is an often articulated doll used by artists, tailors, dressmakers, and others especially to display or fit clothing. The term is also used for life-sized dolls with simulated airways used in the teaching of first aid, CPR, and advanced airway management skills such as tracheal intubation and for human figures used in computer simulation to model the behaviour of the human body. Mannequin is also used in English in the sense of fashion model.) Manikin (A manikin is a life-sized anatomical human model used in education. The most famous of these, the Transparent Anatomical Manikin (TAM) is a three-dimensional, transparent model of a human being, created for medical instructional purposes. The first TAM was created by designer Richard Rush in 1968. It consisted of a see-through reproduction of a female human body, with various organs being wired so specific body systems would light up on command, on cue with a pre-recorded educational presentation.)
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    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2012-01-11: revised
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