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“Mach” or “Mock”


mach / mock are similar-sounding terms with different meanings (referred to as homophones). To better understand the differences, see below for definitions, pronunciation guides, and example sentences using each term. 👇


mach: (noun) Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916).

mock: (noun) the act of mocking or ridiculing. (verb) treat with contempt. (verb) imitate with mockery and derision. (adjective) constituting a copy or imitation of something.


mach: m·AA·k

mock: m·AA·k


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Examples in Context

Examples of “mach”

  • fly an airplane faster than Mach 3 (2,317 mph or 3,729
  • In 1989, the Mach One high-speed chairlift opened.
  • exceed the speed of sound (Mach 1) because of the prohibitive
  • has better fuel economy at Mach 0.86 than at 0.83, and
  • fly the supersonic bomber at Mach 3 for 30 minutes on
  • shock can have is the Mach angle , where is the
  • fastest speed he reached was Mach 1.4 in a French Mirage.
  • with high efficiency as the Mach number increases from takeoff to
  • its maximum design speed of Mach 0.96, (its design cruise speed
  • skin friction heating of its Mach 3 performance, the entire missile

Examples of “mock”

  • under the leadership of a mock veterinarian, played by López himself.
  • has later started producing a mock sequel that sarcastically pretends to
  • also sent its members a "mock ballot paper" instructing them to
  • in the film, removing the mock marriage and honeymoon between Lennox
  • within narrations, is able to mock the limitations of the pastoral
  • at home plate, take a mock swing at a nonexistent pitch,
  • Semi-Detached Mock Tudor (2002)
  • later to deny God and mock the priest before blinding him
  • under his Gillberg gimmick, to mock Goldberg.
  • Thomas Mock (1929–1958)

(Examples are Wikipedia snippets under the CC ShareAlike 3.0 license. Definitions drawn from WordNet.)

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