dummy run
a partial migration of immature fish to spawning grounds, e.g. in some cod populations

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • dummy run — noun 1. An experimental run 2. A try out or testing • • • Main Entry: ↑dummy * * * dummy run UK US noun [countable] [singular dummy run …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Australian English dictionary

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