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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A usually small preliminary model of something designed especially to gauge the general appearance or composition of the thing that is planned.

Usage examples (39)
  • "We make a scale model, called a maquette, of the piece we want to sculpt, and from that we create our final work."
  • The Europeana 'maquette' was launched in February, showing how might work in a few years time.
  • What I’m looking for in a maquette are the unexpected nuances of light and form, such as the cast shadows from the long teeth.
  • If they prefer they can begin by hand sculpting a maquette which is then scanned using a 3D laser scanner. for more
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