Definition of manikin in English:


Line breaks: mani|kin
Pronunciation: /ˈmanɪkɪn
(also mannikin)


  • 1A very small man.
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    • 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.
  • 2A jointed model of the human body, used in anatomy or as an artist’s lay figure.
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    • 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.


mid 16th century: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man 'man'.

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