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models, plural;
  1. Fashion or shape (a three-dimensional figure or object) in a malleable material such as clay or wax
    • - use the icing to model a house
  2. (in drawing or painting) Represent so as to appear three-dimensional
    • - the body of the woman to the right is modeled in softer, riper forms
  3. Use (esp. a system or procedure) as an example to follow or imitate
    • - the research method will be modeled on previous work
  4. Take (someone admired or respected) as an example to copy
    • - he models himself on rock legend Elvis Presley
  5. Devise a representation, esp. a mathematical one, of (a phenomenon or system)
    • - a computer program that can model how smoke behaves
  6. Display (clothes) by wearing them

  7. Work as a model by displaying clothes or posing for an artist, photographer, or sculptor

  1. A three-dimensional representation of a person or thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original
    • - a model of St. Paul's Cathedral
    • - a model airplane
  2. (in sculpture) A figure or object made in clay or wax, to be reproduced in another more durable material

  3. A system or thing used as an example to follow or imitate
    • - the law became a model for dozens of laws banning nondegradable plastic products
    • - a model farm
  4. A simplified description, esp. a mathematical one, of a system or process, to assist calculations and predictions
    • - a statistical model used for predicting the survival rates of endangered species
  5. A person or thing regarded as an excellent example of a specified quality
    • - as she grew older, she became a model of self-control
    • - he was a model husband and father
  6. An actual person or place on which a specified fictional character or location is based
    • - the author denied that Marilyn was the model for his tragic heroine
  7. A person, typically a woman, employed to display clothes by wearing them
    • - a fashion model
  8. A person employed to pose for an artist, photographer, or sculptor

  9. A particular design or version of a product
    • - trading your car in for a newer model

  1. a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
  2. exemplary: worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"
  3. plan or create according to a model or models
  4. a type of product; "his car was an old model"
  5. form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
  6. a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
  7. The Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL) was a rebel group in Liberia that became active in March 2003, launching attacks from Côte d'Ivoire.Julius Omozuanvbo Ihonvbere and John Mukum Mbaku. Political Liberalization and Democratization in Africa: Lessons from Country Experiences, 2003. ...
  8. In the most general sense, a is anything used in any way to represent anything else. Some models are physical objects, for instance, a toy model which may be assembled, and may even be made to work like the object it represents. ...
  9. Art models are models who pose for photographers, painters, sculptors, and other artists as part of their work of art. Art models are often paid, sometimes even professional, human subjects, who aid in creating a portrait or other work of art including such figure wholly or partially.
  10. In economics, a model is a theoretical construct that represents economic by a set of variables and a set of logical and/or quantitative relationships between them. ...
  11. In mathematics, model theory is the study of (classes of) mathematical structures such as groups, fields, graphs, or even universes of set theory, using tools from mathematical logic. A structure that gives meaning to the sentences of a formal language is called a model for the language. ...
  12. In universal algebra and in model theory, a structure consists of a set along with a collection of finitary functions and relations which are defined on it.
  13. A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing; A miniature representation of a physical object; A simplified representation used to explain the workings of a real world system or event; A style, type, or design; The ...
  14. (modeling) The art of sculpting models from clay etc. to create a representation of something; The representation of depth in a two-dimensional image; The profession of someone who models clothes; The construction and use of a computer model of a physical system; The learning of a new skill by ...
  15. if you modeled something, you showed it so that other people could see it.
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  17. (modeling) The effect of using highly directional light to create form through shadows and highlights.
  18. (Modeling) The attempt to imitate behavior of others.
  19. (modeling) 1. Working pliable material such as clay or wax into three-dimensional forms. 2. In drawing or painting, the effect of light falling on a three-dimensional object so that the illusion of its mass is created and defined by value gradations.
  20. (modeling) Behavior modification technique that uses imitation. See also behavior modeling.
  21. (Modeling) The process of creating a 3D scene consisting of objects and the applying of mapping to those objects or of posing before a camera, sometimes with no clothes on!
  22. (Modeling) Learning based on observation of the behavior of another.
  23. (modeling) Use of mathematical equations to simulate and predict real events and processes.
  24. (MODELING) A form of learning that occurs as a result of watching and imitating others.
  25. (MODELING) A type of teaching method used in social skills training. Therapists who use this method may offer positive and negative examples of the behaviors that make up a social skill.