dummy run

dummy run
dummy run noun
1. An experimental run
2. A try-out or testing
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Main Entry:dummy

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dummy run UK US noun [countable] [singular dummy run plural dummy runs]
a test of something in which you practise using or doing it before using or doing it in a real situation
Thesaurus: practice and practising doing somethingsynonym general words for tests and testingsynonym

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noun, pl ⋯ runs [count]
Brit :dry run

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ˌdummy ˈrun [dummy run] noun (BrE)
a practice attack, performance, etc. before the real one
Syn: dry run

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • dummy run — dummy runs N COUNT A dummy run is a trial or test procedure which is carried out in order to see if a plan or process works properly. [BRIT] Before we started we did a dummy run, checking out all the streets and offices we would use, and planning …   English dictionary

  • dummy run — n an occasion when you practise doing something in complete detail to see if it works = ↑dry run ▪ Do a dummy run to see how long it will take …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dummy run — noun count a test of something in which you practice using or doing it before using or doing it in a real situation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dummy run — ► NOUN ▪ a practice or trial …   English terms dictionary

  • dummy run — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dummy run : singular dummy run plural dummy runs a test of something in which you practise using or doing it before using or doing it in a real situation …   English dictionary

  • dummy run — noun A trial or practice before the real attempt. Well make a dummy run with a small group first, to check that it works correctly. Syn: dry run …   Wiktionary

  • dummy run — • dry run • dummy run an experiment or trial of a machine or project under realistic (but not real) conditions …   Idioms and examples

  • dummy run — (BE) see dry run * * * (BE) see dry run …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dummy run — Any simulated firing practice, particularly a dive bombing approach made without release of a bomb. Also called dry run …   Military dictionary

  • dummy run — /dʌmi ˈrʌn/ (say dumee run) noun a trial; an exploratory attempt …  

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