modeling

[ mod-l-ing ]
/ ˈmɒd l ɪŋ /
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noun

the act, art, or profession of a person who models.
the process of producing sculptured form with some plastic material, as clay.
the technique of rendering the illusion of volume on a two-dimensional surface by shading.
the treatment of volume, as the turning of a form, in sculpture.
the representation, often mathematical, of a process, concept, or operation of a system, often implemented by a computer program.
Also called imitation. Psychology. therapy in which a particular behavior is elicited by the observation of similar behavior in others.

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Also especially British, mod·el·ling .

Origin of modeling

First recorded in 1575–85; model + -ing1
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Medical definitions for modeling

modeling
[ mŏdl-ĭng ]

n.

The acquisition of a new skill by observing and imitating that behavior being performed by another individual.
In behavior modification, a treatment procedure in which the therapist models the target behavior which the learner is to imitate.
A continuous process by which a bone is altered in size and shape during its growth by resorption and formation of bone at different sites and rates.
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