Maquette



[ma-ket, muh-] /mæˈkɛt, mə-/

noun
1.
a small model or study in three dimensions for either a sculptural or an architectural project.
/mæˈkɛt/
noun
1.
a sculptor’s small preliminary model or sketch
n.

“artist’s preliminary model or sketch,” 1903, from French maquette (18c.), from Italian macchietta “speck,” diminutive of macchia “spot,” from macchiare “to stain,” from Latin maculare (see maculate). From 1893 as a French word in English.

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