a standard or example for imitation or comparison.
a representation, generally in miniature, to show the construction or appearance of something.
an image in clay, wax, or the like, to be reproduced in more durable material.
a person or thing that serves as a subject for an artist, sculptor, writer, etc.
a person whose profession is posing for artists or photographers.
a person employed to wear clothing or pose with a product for purposes of display and advertising.
a style or design of a particular product: His car is last year's model.
a pattern or mode of structure or formation.
a typical form or style.
a simplified representation of a system or phenomenon, as in the sciences or economics, with any hypotheses required to describe the system or explain the phenomenon, often mathematically.
Zoology. an animal that is mimicked in form or color by another.
serving as an example or model: a model home open to prospective buyers.
worthy to serve as a model; exemplary: a model student.
being a small or miniature version of something: He enjoyed building model ships.
to form or plan according to a model.
to give shape or form to; fashion.
to make a miniature model of.
to fashion in clay, wax, or the like.
to simulate (a process, concept, or the operation of a system), commonly with the aid of a computer.
to display to other persons or to prospective customers, especially by wearing: to model dresses.
to use or include as an element in a larger construct: to model new data into the forecast.
to make models.
to produce designs in some plastic material.
to assume a typical or natural appearance, as the parts of a drawing in progress.
to serve or be employed as a model.
- mod·el·er; especially British, mod·el·ler, noun
- pre·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, adjective
- un·mod·elled, adjective
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How to use model in a sentence
Right now the app is focused on the foot scanning process and the resulting 3D foot models — showing shoppers their feet in a 3D point cloud view, another photorealistic view as well as providing granular foot measurements.Xesto is a foot scanning app that simplifies shoe gifting | Natasha Lomas | November 20, 2020 | TechCrunch
They didn’t have a very resilient financial model or deep pockets that could carry them through a crisis like this.
The other thing is that the model is quite scalable because you are engaging 2-3 times per year but those times are high quality and highly impactful for the entrepreneur.Why is GoCardless COO Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas pivoting to become a full-time VC? | Steve O'Hear | November 20, 2020 | TechCrunch
That’s a simple model we use when we teach beginning economics because it’s easy to solve mathematically.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440) | Stephen J. Dubner | November 19, 2020 | Freakonomics
They can do the engineering part of the job on the same data model they would use to perform their own simulations.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society | Jason Sparapani | November 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Her eldest daughter married in America, and was well known as a modeller in wax in New York.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
Picture frames, nicely moulded in brass, were made here in 1825, by a modeller named Maurice Garvey.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Later he established himself as a modeller in clay in Dublin, then Edinburgh and finally in London.
In this pose poor Laura's limbs looked obdurate as sawdust, while Betty's had bent like wax to the will of the modeller.Love's Usuries | Louis Creswicke
Its proprietor chanced to hear of the boy's gift for modelling, and offered him employment as a modeller of wax figures.American Men of Mind | Burton E. Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for model
a representation, usually on a smaller scale, of a device, structure, etc
(as modifier): a model train
a standard to be imitated: she was my model for good scholarship
(as modifier): a model wife
a representative form, style, or pattern
a person who poses for a sculptor, painter, or photographer
a person who wears clothes to display them to prospective buyers; mannequin
a preparatory sculpture in clay, wax, etc, from which the finished work is copied
a design or style, esp one of a series of designs of a particular product: last year's model
an original unique article of clothing
(as modifier): a model coat
a simplified representation or description of a system or complex entity, esp one designed to facilitate calculations and predictions
an interpretation of a formal system under which the theorems derivable in that system are mapped onto truths
a theory in which a given sentence is true
to make a model of (something or someone)
to form in clay, wax, etc; mould
to display (clothing and accessories) as a mannequin
to plan or create according to a model or models
to arrange studio lighting so that highlights and shadows emphasize the desired features of a human form or an inanimate object
- modeller or US modeler, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for model
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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