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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Origin of model

1565–75; earlier modell<Middle French modelle<Italian modello<Vulgar Latin *modellus, equivalent to Latin mod(ulus) (see module) + -ellus-elle

synonym study for model

1. See ideal.

OTHER WORDS FROM model

mod·el·er; especially British, mod·el·ler, nounpre·mod·el, verb (used without object), pre·mod·eled, pre·mod·el·ing or (especially British) pre·mod·elled, pre·mod·el·ling.un·mod·eled, adjectiveun·mod·elled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for model

model
/ (ˈmɒdəl) /

noun

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled

Derived forms of model

modeller or US modeler, noun

Word Origin for model

C16: from Old French modelle, from Italian modello, from Latin modulus, diminutive of modus mode
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Scientific definitions for model

model
[ mŏdl ]

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. See also hypothesis theory.
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