model

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Noun[change]

Singular
model

Plural
models

  1. (countable) A model is a something that is made to look or act like something else, usually being smaller or simpler than the original.
    Mathematical models can greatly help researchers understand the behavior of real systems.
    The company builds and sells detailed 3-D models of the human body.
    Scientists have developed a theoretical model of the planet's interior that describes one possibility.
    A few years ago, the best climate models predicted that there would soon be an ice-free Arctic during the summer.
    There is a good fit between the four-factor model and the data in this study.
    His father had been a small man with a kind face and large hands who helped him build model airplanes and rockets.
  2. (countable) A model is an example of something, a goal, or a way to do something.
    Both men and women who had public athletic role models during childhood were more likely to play sports at a higher level.
    Each university used a variety of different instructional models.
    It was a model company, combining high profits, happy workers, and clean, efficient production methods.
  3. (fashion & art); (countable) A model is a person who puts on clothes, glasses, jewelery, etc. to show them at shows and in photographs or who poses for paintings or sculptures.
    High-fashion runway models are typically 5 foot 10 inches or taller.
    He develops his paintings without models being present in the studio.
  4. (countable) A model is a kind or design of car or other machine.
    The wireless phone will be installed in future models from GM, Toyota and Honda.

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Plain form
model

Third-person singular
models

Past tense
modeled

Past participle
modeled

Present participle
modeling

Plain form
model

Third-person singular
models

Past tense
modelled

Past participle
modelled

Present participle
modelling

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you model clothes, jewelery, etc., you wear them to show them at shows and in photographs.
  2. (transitive) If you model an action, you show how it is done.
    Parents should model the behavior they want without forcing or controlling the child.
    All music teachers can model good and poor tone quality.
  3. (transitive) If you model on , you try to make like .
    There's a youth baseball field modeled after Fenway Park in the old Memorial Stadium.
  4. (transitive) If you model something, you make a smaller, simpler copy of it.
    He's trying to model the human thought process on the computer.

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