Definition of mock-up in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmäk ˌəp/
(also mockup)


1A model or replica of a machine or structure, used for instructional or experimental purposes.
Example sentences
  • With full-size prototypes, mock-ups and models made with sample materials, tactility, texture, tone and technique are expressed.
  • This wasn't just any ordinary old white van either, according to the police, who said it was so unusual that it took time to provide a mock-up model for last week's crime reconstruction at the bank.
  • It has to be clear that the mock-up is for information purposes only, not to solicit comments for a redesign.
1.1An arrangement of text and pictures to be printed: a mock-up of the following day’s front page
More example sentences
  • Management reviewed the text and mock-ups, but largely left the project to the author and designer.
  • In the next picture (a mock-up of the preferences screen) you've seen that I've put in an option to make that name editable or uneditable.
  • Last Saturday, a tabloid published a mock-up picture of him wearing a dunce's cap.

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Syllabification: mock-up

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