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[ mod-l-ing ]


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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of modeling1

First recorded in 1575–85; model + -ing 1

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Example Sentences

It is important to remember that experimental and modeling studies do not necessarily reflect how infection will occur under natural conditions.

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In setting thresholds, the science — disease modeling and data from earlier in the pandemic — can help narrow the window.

So we need to use the data that exists and extend those data with modeling approaches.

You can also use predictive modeling with your ad campaigns to make the most of AI in optimization and campaign efficiency.

I know that there are a lot of physicists trying to do some kind of disease modeling, trying to put their skills toward that effort.

I was thinking about retiring from modeling, but spending that time with them rekindled that bug.

How did you make the transition from pro surfer to modeling?

Neither of us had experience with financial modeling, so we just did the best we could.

She began her career as a model at the age of thirteen, modeling for Dolce & Gabbana and Dior.

Bowman claimed her modeling agent introduced her to Cosby in 1985 at a Denver comedy club.

Center back stage, in front of sky-light, modeling stand upon which is placed a rough statuette, covered by cloth.

He admired the lines and pointed with pride to the modeling of the stern.

And made with some of my best modeling clay for reproducing geometric solids!

Clay modeling, stick laying, paper folding, color and construction of geometrical solids.

Out of practically every story, and out of many of the poems, they get an inspiration for a picture or a bit of modeling.


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