blank shell, dummy, blank
n. a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
n. a figure representing the human form
silent person, dummy
n. a person who does not talk
n. a placeholder; e.g. dummy variable: a variable that doesn't contain any useful data, but it does reserve space that a real variable will use later
dummy up, dummy
v. make a dummy of; "dummy up the books that are to be published"
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adj. having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function; "a dummy corporation"
adj. a placeholder that doesn't contain any useful data, but that reserves space that a real variable will use later
simulacrum, image, effigy
n. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
simulation, model
n. representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
semblance, likeness
n. picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
wax figure, waxwork
n. an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax
staged, arranged
adj. deliberately arranged for effect; "one of those artfully staged photographs"
dyed, coloured, colored, bleached
adj. (used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a bleached blonde"
unlifelike, cardboard
adj. without substance; "cardboard caricatures of historical figures"
synthetic, celluloid
adj. artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters"
stylised, conventionalised, stylized, conventionalized
adj. using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous; "a stylized mode of theater production"
substitute, ersatz
adj. artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee"
adj. not produced by natural forces; "brokers created a factitious demand for stocks"
imitation, simulated, faux, false, fake
adj. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
man-made, synthetic, semisynthetic
adj. not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"
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