Definition of mock-up in English:

mock-up

(also mockup)

noun

  • 1A model or replica of a machine or structure, used for instructional or experimental purposes.

    • ‘With full-size prototypes, mock-ups and models made with sample materials, tactility, texture, tone and technique are expressed.’
    • ‘The front was covered with decorations, including mock-ups of a throne and floral crown, window-sill models of Coronation regalia and the Royal coach, coloured lights and Royal portraits.’
    • ‘There had been plenty of images and mock-ups of the unit appearing on the Web, but what people really wanted was to see the unit in the flesh.’
    • ‘For rehearsal purposes, there is a mock-up of the stage in this room, but today, the floor is covered with a large circle of chairs.’
    • ‘There will also be a mock-up trench used for visits by school children, along with huts in which to store finds, workers' huts and a toilet.’
    • ‘Many types of aircraft were replicated in mock-up form including Spitfires, Hurricanes, Wellingtons, Whitleys, and Havocs.’
    • ‘They were then ordered into the school youth club where a mock-up prison cell was waiting for them, while prison officer explained the devastating impact of being under lock and key.’
    • ‘There will also be a chance to tour a mock-up theatre and anaesthetic room, with a demonstration of equipment and surgical instruments.’
    • ‘The astronauts practice on simulators such as a mock-up of the space shuttle's crew compartment.’
    • ‘Car firms can see and even ‘touch’ every detail of a new model before a mock-up is made.’
    • ‘Everything up until now has been done with simulators and mock-ups.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Visitors can also take a seat in the mock-up executive box, designed to help sell the various corporate packages.’
    • ‘Develop storyboards, mock-ups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.’
    • ‘It is packed with memorabilia, a replica of the Stanley Cup, a mock-up of a dressing room and various state-of-the art interactive exhibits.’
    • ‘This is why sketches and rough mock-ups are essential to any form of design.’
    • ‘During the day-long course, all the participants will be ‘interviewed’ in a mock-up television studio and in an outside broadcast scenario.’
    • ‘The design went through a number iterations, models and mock-ups prior to the system based on a simple cable tray.’
    • ‘One mock-up board showed 27 turbines, the other 21.’
    replica, copy, representation, mock-up, dummy, imitation, double, duplicate, lookalike, reproduction
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    1. 1.1 An arrangement of text and pictures to be printed.
      ‘a mock-up of the following day's front page’
      • ‘Last Saturday, a tabloid published a mock-up picture of him wearing a dunce's cap.’
      • ‘And then to get writers for the print journal, do a mock-up of what it will look like, check and check.’
      • ‘For example, paper mock-ups, page designs, prototype versions, and final implementations can be reviewed at different stages.’
      • ‘This is a mock-up of one of the pages, with a picture of the ruin of a famous mazaar (saint's tomb) in Uch Sharif.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Management reviewed the text and mock-ups, but largely left the project to the author and designer.’
      • ‘I've got a mock-up in Photoshop of what I want to achieve, I have worked out how I should go about achieving it, I set to work, and gradually (very gradually) it comes together.’

Pronunciation:

mock-up

/ˈmäk ˌəp/