Model meaning

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To model is to create a representation or copy of something, often on a smaller scale, or to base your method of behavior on another person or procedure.

An example of model is when you build a small scale airplane.

An example of model is when you copy your older sibling's behavior.

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One serving as an example to be imitated or compared.

A model of decorum.

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A style or design of an item.

My car is last year's model.

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The definition of a model is a specific design of a product or a person who displays clothes, poses for an artist.

An example of a model is a hatch back version of a car.

An example of a model is a woman who wears a designer's clothes to show them to potential buyers at a fashion show.

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A person employed to display merchandise, such as clothing or cosmetics.
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A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object.
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Being, serving as, or used as a model.
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A style or design; specif., any of a series of different styles or designs of a particular product, brand of automobile, etc.

A heavy-duty model, a 1969 model.

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To make or construct a descriptive or representational model of.

Computer programs that model climate change.

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To plan, construct, or fashion in imitation of a model.

Modeled his legal career after that of his mentor.

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In painting, drawing, and photography, to give a three-dimensional appearance to, as by shading or highlighting.
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Serving as a model, pattern, or standard of excellence.

A model student.

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To make a model or models.

To model in clay.

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Being, serving as, or used as a model.
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Representative of others of the same kind, style, etc.

A model home.

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Worthy of imitation.

A model child.

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To work or serve as a model, as in wearing clothes for display or serving as the subject of an artist.
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Of or being a small-scale copy of an airplane, ship, etc., esp. one assembled from a kit as a hobby.
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To display (a dress, suit, etc.) by wearing.
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In painting, drawing, etc., to create a three-dimensional image of on a flat surface through the use of color, shading, etc.
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To serve as a model.
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A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object.
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A schematic description or representation of something, especially a system or phenomenon, that accounts for its properties and is used to study its characteristics.

A model of generative grammar; a model of an atom; an economic model.

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To make or construct a descriptive or representational model of.

Computer programs that model climate change.

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A systematic description of an object or phenomenon that shares important characteristics with the object or phenomenon. Scientific models can be material, visual, mathematical, or computational and are often used in the construction of scientific theories.
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(1) A particular unit of hardware, known by its style or type.
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A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing.

The beautiful model had her face on the cover of almost every fashion magazine imaginable.

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A representation of a physical object, usually in miniature.

The boy played with a model of a World War II fighter plane.

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A simplified representation used to explain the workings of a real world system or event.

The computer weather model did not correctly predict the path of the hurricane.

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(intransitive) To make a model or models.
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To make a model.
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A schematic description or representation of something, especially a system or phenomenon, that accounts for its properties and is used to study its characteristics.

A model of generative grammar; a model of an atom; an economic model.

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An animal whose appearance is copied by a mimic.
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To display by wearing or posing in.

Model clothes.

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A person or thing considered as a standard of excellence to be imitated.
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To shape or form in or as in clay, wax, etc.
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A style, type, or design.

He decided to buy the turbo engine model of the sports car.

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The team developed a sound business model.

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A successful example to be copied, with or without modifications.

He was a model of eloquence and virtue.

British parliamentary democracy was seen as a model for other countries to follow.

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(logic) An interpretation function which assigns a truth value to each atomic proposition.
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A particular style, design, or make of a particular product.

This year's model features four doors instead of two.

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(manufacturing) An identifier of a product given by its manufacturer (also called model number).
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Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
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Worthy of being a model; exemplary.
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To display for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing while performing the role of a fashion model.

She modelled the shoes for her friends to see.

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To use as an object in the creation of a forecast or model.

They modelled the data with a computer to analyze the experiment's results.

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To make a miniature model of.

He takes great pride in his skill at modeling airplanes.

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To create from a substance such as clay.

The sculptor modelled the clay into the form of a dolphin.

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(intransitive) To be a model of any kind.

The actress used to model before being discovered by Hollywood.

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(logic) An interpretation which makes a certain sentence true, in which case that interpretation is called a model of that sentence.
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Origin of model

  • French modèle from Italian modello diminutive of modo form from Latin modus measure, standard med- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French modelle, from Old Italian modello, from Vulgar Latin *modellus, diminutive form of modulus (“measure, standard"), diminutive of modus (“measure"); see mode, and compare module, modulus, mould, mold.
    From Wiktionary