Dummy


Dummy

Dummy may refer to:

  • Military dummy:
    • dummy round—a cartridge that is inert, i.e. contains neither primer nor gunpowder
    • decoy—fake military equipment intended to deceive the enemy
  • Crash test dummy, a full-scale replica of a human being, weighted and articulated to simulate the behavior of a human body in an accident
  • Fake, a thing or non living substance that is fraudulent or counterfeit in nature
  • Dummy, a term in British English and Australia for an artificial nipple given to an infant or other young child to suck upon, also known as a pacifier
  • Steam dummy, or dummy engine, was a steam engine made to resemble a railroad passenger coach
  • deaf and dumb, a non-speaking, non-hearing deaf-mute person
  • Mannequin, model of the human body used for a variety of purposes
  • Ventriloquist's dummy
  • Forgery
  • Dummy purchaser, a type of agent
  • Pacifier, called a dummy or soother in some countries

In language and literature:

  • Dummy pronoun, formally expletive pronoun or pleonastic pronoun, a type of pronoun used in non-pro-drop languages such as English
  • For Dummies, series of instructional books

In sports:

  • In the card game of contract bridge, the partner of the player who wins the auction
  • Dummy reversal, technique in contract bridge to draw the opponents' remaining trump cards
  • Dummy Hoy, an American center fielder in Major League Baseball
  • Dummy (football), an association football (soccer), rugby league and rugby union ruse
  • Dummy pass, in rugby league football
  • Muk Yan Jong, a wooden dummy used in Chinese martial arts training

In entertainment:

  • LeVar Burton and Paul Sorvino
  • Crash Test Dummies, a Canadian folk-rock band formed in the 1990s
  • Dummy (album), a 1994 album by Portishead
  • Dummy (film), a 2002 drama film/comedy film
  • "The Dummy", an episode of The Twilight Zone
  • Dummy (comics), a fictional character from the comic book X-Men
  • Dummy (Pushing Daisies episode), The second episode of the first season of "Pushing Daisies"
  • Dummy, a 2008 low-budget horror film starring Brian Krause, featuring a Chucky (Child's Play)-style character, a deranged ventriloquist, and his sister
  • Dummy, a short film by Kira Muratova
  • Dummy, a 2009 coming-of-age drama starring Emma Catherwood

In programming, mathematics and electronics:

  • Skeleton (computer science) or dummy code that's not used in the final product, but left in to avoid creating bugs
  • Dummy data, data in a database, computer memory, or other repository used as a placeholder or for testing purposes only
  • Free variables and bound variables, also known as dummy variable, such as the parameter x in the function definition f(x) = x2 + 1
  • Dummy variable (statistics), also known as indicator variable, only taking the values 0 and 1 and used in regression analysis
  • Dummy load, a device used to simulate an electrical load, usually for testing purposes
  • Dummy file, files used to fit the space in data optical discs

In History

  • Dummy, the pseudonym of a man accused of being a witch in 19th century Essex, England.

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Synonyms:
, / / (when only three persons play at whist)


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dummy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dummy LP de Portishead Publicación octubre de 1994 Grabación 1993 – 1994 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dummy — [ˈdʌmɪ] (engl. für Attrappe) bezeichnet: eine Attrappe für künstlerische Zwecke oder Tests Crashtest Dummy, eine mit zahlreichen Sensoren ausgestattete Puppe in Form eines Menschen oder Tieres, die bei der Unfallforschung (Crashtests) von Fahr… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dummy — index imitation, proxy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 dummy …   Law dictionary

  • Dummy — Dum my, n.; pl. {Dummies}. 1. One who is dumb. H. Smith. [1913 Webster] 2. A sham package in a shop, or one which does not contain what its exterior indicates. [1913 Webster] 3. An imitation or copy of something, to be used as a substitute; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dummy — Dum my, a. [See {Dumb}.] 1. Silent; mute; noiseless; as a dummy engine. [1913 Webster] 2. Fictitious or sham; feigned; as, a dummy watch. [1913 Webster] {Dummy car}. See under {Car}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dummy — ► NOUN (pl. dummies) 1) a model or replica of a human being. 2) an object designed to resemble and serve as a substitute for the real one. 3) Brit. a rubber or plastic teat for a baby to suck on. 4) (in sport) a feigned pass or kick. 5) informal …   English terms dictionary

  • dummy — [dum′ē] n. pl. dummies [< DUMB + Y2] 1. [Old Slang] a person unable to talk; mute: an offensive term 2. a figure made in human form, as for displaying clothing, practicing tackling in football, etc. 3. an imitation or sham; substitute for the… …   English World dictionary

  • Dummy — Album par Portishead Sortie 17 octobre 1994 Enregistrement State of Art and Coach House Studios Durée 49min16s Genre Trip hop Producteur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dummy — [n1] mannequin copy, counterfeit, duplicate, figure, form, imitation, manikin, model, ringer*, sham*, stand in, sub, substitute; concepts 436,716 Ant. being, entity dummy [n2] stupid person blockhead*, dimwit*, dolt*, dullard*, dunce, fool, idiot …   New thesaurus

  • dummy — 1590s, mute person, from DUMB (Cf. dumb). Extended by 1845 to figure representing a person. Used in card games (originally whist) since 1736. Meaning dolt, blockhead is from 1796 …   Etymology dictionary


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