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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)

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.

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."