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English Dictionary: model by the DICT Development Group
7 results for model
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"
    Synonym(s): exemplary, model(a)
  1. a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
    Synonym(s): model, theoretical account, framework
  2. a type of product; "his car was an old model"
  3. a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
    Synonym(s): model, poser
  4. representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
    Synonym(s): model, simulation
  5. something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
    Synonym(s): exemplar, example, model, good example
  6. someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model"
    Synonym(s): model, role model
  7. a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
    Synonym(s): model, example
  8. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
    Synonym(s): mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model
  9. the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
    Synonym(s): model, modelling, modeling
  1. plan or create according to a model or models [syn: model, pattern]
  2. form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
    Synonym(s): model, mold, mould
  3. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
    Synonym(s): model, pose, sit, posture
  4. display (clothes) as a mannequin; "model the latest fashion"
  5. create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
    Synonym(s): model, simulate
  6. construct a model of; "model an airplane"
    Synonym(s): model, mock up
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Model \Mod"el\, n. [F. mod[8a]le, It. modello, fr. (assumed) L.
      modellus, fr. modulus a small measure, dim. of modus. See
      {Mode}, and cf. {Module}.]
      1. A miniature representation of a thing, with the several
            parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the
            same size.
                     In charts, in maps, and eke in models made.
                     I had my father's signet in my purse, Which was the
                     model of that Danish seal.                  --Shak.
                     You have the models of several ancient temples,
                     though the temples and the gods are perished.
      2. Something intended to serve, or that may serve, as a
            pattern of something to be made; a material representation
            or embodiment of an ideal; sometimes, a drawing; a plan;
            as, the clay model of a sculpture; the inventor's model of
            a machine.
                     [The application for a patent] must be accompanied
                     by a full description of the invention, with
                     drawings and a model where the case admits of it.
                                                                              --Am. Cyc.
                     When we mean to build We first survey the plot, then
                     draw the model.                                 --Shak.
      3. Anything which serves, or may serve, as an example for
            imitation; as, a government formed on the model of the
            American constitution; a model of eloquence, virtue, or
      4. That by which a thing is to be measured; standard.
                     He that despairs measures Providence by his own
                     little, contracted model.                  --South.
      5. Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
                     Thou seest thy wretched brother die, Who was the
                     model of thy father's life.               --Shak.
      6. A person who poses as a pattern to an artist.
                     A professional model.                        --H. James.
      {Working model}, a model of a machine which can do on a small
            scale the work which the machine itself does, or expected
            to do.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Model \Mod"el\, a.
      Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model
      house; a model husband.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Model \Mod"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Modeled}or {Modelled}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Modeling} or {Modelling}.] [Cf. F. modeler, It.
      To plan or form after a pattern; to form in model; to form a
      model or pattern for; to shape; to mold; to fashion; as, to
      model a house or a government; to model an edifice according
      to the plan delineated.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Model \Mod"el\, v. i. (Fine Arts)
      To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as,
      to model in wax.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      A {Pascal}-like language with extensions for
      large-scale system programming and interface with {Fortran}
      applications.   MODEL includes {generic procedures}, and a
      "static" {macro}-like approach to {data abstraction}.   It
      produces {P-code} and was used to implement the {DEMOS}
      {operating system} on the {Cray-1}.
      ["A Manual for the MODEL Programming Language", J.B. Morris,
      Los Alamos 1976].

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      A description of observed behaviour, simplified
      by ignoring certain details.   Models allow complex {systems}
      to be understood and their behaviour predicted within the scope
      of the model, but may give incorrect descriptions and
      predictions for situations outside the realm of their intended
      use.   A model may be used as the basis for {simulation}.
      Note: British spelling: "modelling", US: "modeling".
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