- 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.
Origin of model
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- 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.
Origin of modeling
Examples from the Web for modelling
We waited and waited, and Boris, growing restless, wandered about, fussing with modelling wax and red clay.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Princess Lilian was born Lilian Davies in Swansea, Wales, in August 1915 and moved to London aged 16 to follow a modelling career.Princess Lilian of Sweden
March 11, 2013
The carving and modelling of many of them were extremely good.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The modelling of the entire figure is instinct with expression.Italy, the Magic Land
In them the modelling is less good and the wreaths are more conventional.Portuguese Architecture
Walter Crum Watson
The painting is a masterpiece of modelling and soft transparency of light and shade.Holbein
I ought to get plenty of ideas for my modelling, oughtn't I, Nick?The Tragic Muse
- the act or an instance of making a model
- the practice or occupation of a person who models clothes
- a technique in psychotherapy in which the therapist encourages the patient to model his behaviour on his own
- a representation, usually on a smaller scale, of a device, structure, etc
- (as modifier)a model train
- a standard to be imitatedshe 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 productlast 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
Word Origin and History for modelling
1570s, "likeness made to scale; architect's set of designs," from Middle French modelle (16c., Modern French modèle), from Italian modello "a model, mold," from Vulgar Latin *modellus, from Latin modulus "a small measure, standard," diminutive of modus "manner, measure" (see mode (n.1)).
Sense of "thing or person to be imitated" is 1630s. Meaning "motor vehicle of a particular design" is from 1900 (e.g. Model T, 1908; Ford's other early models included C, F, and B). Sense of "artist's model" is first recorded 1690s; that of "fashion model" is from 1904. German, Swedish modell, Dutch, Danish model are from French or Italian.
1844, from model (n.).
also modelling, 1650s, "action of bringing into desired condition," verbal noun from model (v.). Meaning "action of making models" (in clay, wax, etc.) is from 1799. Meaning "work of a fashion model" is from 1941.
- 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.