• WordNet 3.6
    • n manikin a life-size dummy used to display clothes
    • n manikin a woman who wears clothes to display fashions "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
    • n manikin a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Manikin A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy; a manakin.
    • Manikin A mannequin.
    • Manikin A model of the human body, made of papier-mache or other material, commonly in detachable pieces, for exhibiting the different parts and organs, their relative position, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manikin A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy.
    • n manikin A model of the human body, used for showing the structure, form, and position of the various organs, limbs, muscles, etc., or adapted and used for practising bandaging or for performing certain obstetrical operations, as delivery with the forceps.
    • n manikin An artists' model of the human figure. See lay-figure and manequin.
    • n manikin A non-oscine passerine bird of the subfamily Piprinæ. Manikins are generally small, thick-set, and of brilliant plumage; with few exceptions, they are natives of the hottest parts of America. They feed on vegetable and animal substances, and are lively and active in their movements. The bearded manikin, Manacus manacus, is black, with the breast, neck, and tuft of feathers on the chin white. The species are numerous, and the sexes are diverse in color and often in form, the males of many having curiously shaped wings or tail. The name sometimes extends to all the Pipridœ, and to some members of the related family Cotingidœ. See cut under Manacus. [In this sense usually manakin, conformably with the New Latin Manacus.]
    • manikin Like a manikin; artificial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manikin man′i-kin a dwarf: a pasteboard model exhibiting the different parts and organs of the human body.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OD. manneken, dim. of man, man. See Man, and -kin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. mann-ek-en, a double dim. of man, Eng. man.


In literature:

When he had as much as his pockets could hold, he thanked the little manikin and went his way, and the stone door closed behind him.
"Pepper & Salt" by Howard Pyle
He also saw signs of hurry and confusion among those manikins, and he knew that the French shells were striking them.
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Saviours, redeemers, mediators, then, are not theological manikins.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
They seemed only manikins in a pantomime.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
I had a wax figger made by the same firm that supplies me with the manikins for my show-windows.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.)" by Various
Perhaps my little manikin may come here, but not to his father any more.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
For you are but an old manikin.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
The birth of his manikin baby and the accompanying death of his wife increase his cares past bearing.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
The skin must be placed on a carefully modelled manikin with a plastic layer between.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
What use are these manikins in creation?
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
I plucked up heart at the sight of this little manikin.
"Margaret Tudor" by Annie T. Colcock
I seemed to myself to be a puppet, a jointed figure, a manikin.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
Germaine's masters were pleased to show him the manikin.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
A year after, she had a beautiful child, and she never gave a thought to the manikin.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
To this was presently joined a voice, the voice, as it were, of a sinister, tin manikin galvanized into convulsive song.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
He loved and esteemed the manikin, and valued his ready wit and his extreme honesty.
"The Buccaneer" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
When he had gone a short distance he met a little old manikin.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
But early one morning she woke up with a start, and there, at the foot of her bed, stood the queerest little manikin that she had ever seen.
"Tales From Scottish Ballads" by Elizabeth W. Grierson
After one day the manikin came back to find out whether his name had been discovered.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
In his own eyes he was a fear-shaped manikin, the shadow of God's real man.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking

In news:

Chalkboard, CPR and Airway Manikins, Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Airways , Suctioning Unit and Catheters.
Meet Bob, the Digital Manikin in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0.
The digital manikin in Pro/E Wildfire 5.0.
The need for realistic airway manikins is paramount.
Paramedic students need to practice techniques and be able to identify landmarks in actual patients based on what they see in the manikin .
EMT-B AIRWAY DRILL Session Reference: 1 Topic: Review of Airway Maintenance and Obstructed Airway Care Level of Instruction: 3 Time Required: 3 hours Materials: Chalkboard, CPR and Airway Manikins, Oropharyngeal and.
The high-tech anatomical model, or manikin – more of a teacher than a patient – resides in one of the teaching labs in the newly finished School of Medicine education building at UC Riverside.
The measuring tool could take the form of a manikin that would provide a standardized way to measure seat characteristics as well as hand and foot control placement.

In science:

We now express the balance problem as a LCP. We will illustrate the approach on a virtual manikin standing straight, with both feet on the ground.
Integration of a Balanced Virtual Manikin in a Virtual Reality Platform aimed at Virtual Prototyping
We will illustrate our approach on a virtual manikin standing straight, with both feet on the ground. We know the projected center of mass must lie inside the support polygon.
Balanced Virtual Humans Interacting with their Environment
Besides, we introduce a new tool as for manikin's control, which makes it able to build passive projections, so as to guide the virtual manikin when sharp movements are needed.
Passive Control Architecture for Virtual Humans
Our main purpose is the virtual manikin for engineering; we focus our work on interactive animation that makes it able to drive an avatar in Real Time (RT) through a motion capture device, as seen on Fig. 1. The main problem being the dimension of motion capture signals is much shorter than the system’s dimension.
Passive Control Architecture for Virtual Humans
Knowing this, we propose other control modes, which help the manikin achieving its movements, instead of trying to control it performing movements it will never succeed in. These control modes are relevant because of a loss of information when we are immersed in simulations. Let’s take the example of the worker again.
Passive Control Architecture for Virtual Humans
As explained earlier, projections are useful in case of conflicting targets, in the case when the manikin cannot achieve what it is asked to do.
Passive Control Architecture for Virtual Humans