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Definition of "model" []

  • A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object. (noun)
  • A preliminary work or construction that serves as a plan from which a final product is to be made: a clay model ready for casting. (noun)
  • Such a work or construction used in testing or perfecting a final product: a test model of a solar-powered vehicle. (noun)
  • A schematic description of a system, theory, or phenomenon that accounts for its known or inferred properties and may be used for further study of its characteristics: a model of generative grammar; a model of an atom; an economic model. (noun)
  • A style or design of an item: My car is last year's model. (noun)
  • A representation, usually on a smaller scale, of a device, structure, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A standard to be imitated (noun)
  • A representative form, style, or pattern (noun)
  • A person who poses for a sculptor, painter, or photographer (noun)
  • A person who wears clothes to display them to prospective buyers; mannequin (noun)
  • A preparatory sculpture in clay, wax, etc, from which the finished work is copied (noun)
  • A design or style, esp one of a series of designs of a particular product (noun)
  • An original unique article of clothing (noun)
  • A simplified representation or description of a system or complex entity, esp one designed to facilitate calculations and predictions (noun)
  • An interpretation of a formal system under which the theorems derivable in that system are mapped onto truths (noun)
  • A theory in which a given sentence is true (noun)
  • To make a model of (something or someone) (verb)
  • To form in clay, wax, etc; mould (verb)
  • To display (clothing and accessories) as a mannequin (verb)
  • To plan or create according to a model or models (verb)
  • To arrange studio lighting so that highlights and shadows emphasize the desired features of a human form or an inanimate object (verb)

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Use "model" in a sentence
  • "Slide 9: Present model vs. IEDM'07 model *  Previous model* based on Green function approach for NC FinFLASH tailored for SOI vs. Body-Tied  Present model does not need any Green function solution  lighter computationally 2007  Present model implements tunneling through high-k stacks * L. Perniola et al.,"
  • "$model tells the event triggers to listen to events on the associated model."
  • "Thankfully, the term model now applies to a more diverse profile of professional women ranging from stick thin to curvy and plus-size, blond with Nordic blue eyes, to chocolate brown with thick, curly hair, and they are working alone and alongside one another."