Definition of Model

1. Noun. A hypothetical description of a complex entity or process. "The computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"

2. Verb. Plan or create according to a model or models.
Exact synonyms: Pattern
Generic synonyms: Copy, Imitate, Simulate
Specialized synonyms: Scale, Sovietise, Sovietize
Derivative terms: Modeler, Modeller, Pattern, Pattern

3. Adjective. Worthy of imitation. "Model citizens"
Exact synonyms: Exemplary
Similar to: Worthy
Derivative terms: Example, Exemplar

4. Noun. A type of product. "His car was an old model"
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety

5. Verb. Form in clay, wax, etc. "Did he model his major works over a short period of time?"; "Model a head with clay"
Exact synonyms: Mold, Mould
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work
Derivative terms: Modeling, Modeling, Modelling, Mold, Mold, Mold, Moldable, Molding, Molding, Mould, Moulding

6. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Poser
Specialized synonyms: Artist's Model, Sitter, Dressmaker's Model, Photographer's Model
Generic synonyms: Assistant, Help, Helper, Supporter
Derivative terms: Pose

7. Verb. Assume a posture as for artistic purposes. "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
Exact synonyms: Pose, Posture, Sit
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Display, Exhibit, Expose
Specialized synonyms: Ramp
Derivative terms: Pose, Poser, Posing, Posture, Sitter, Sitting

8. Noun. Representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale).
Exact synonyms: Simulation
Specialized synonyms: Figure, Globe, Mock-up, Planetarium, Restoration, Roughcast
Generic synonyms: Representation

9. Verb. Display (clothes) as a mannequin. "They model the cape "; "Model the latest fashion"
Generic synonyms: Display, Exhibit, Expose

10. Noun. Something to be imitated. "He is the very model of a modern major general"
Exact synonyms: Example, Exemplar, Good Example
Generic synonyms: Ideal
Specialized synonyms: Beaut, Beauty, Pacemaker, Pacesetter, Pattern, Prodigy
Derivative terms: Exemplary, Exemplify, Exemplary

11. Verb. Create a representation or model of. "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
Exact synonyms: Simulate
Generic synonyms: Re-create
Derivative terms: Simulation, Simulator

12. Noun. Someone worthy of imitation. "Every child needs a role model"
Exact synonyms: Role Model
Generic synonyms: Leader
Specialized synonyms: Apotheosis, Ideal, Nonesuch, Nonpareil, Nonsuch, Paragon, Saint, Fashion Arbiter, Taste-maker, Trend-setter

13. Verb. Construct a model of. "Model an airplane"
Exact synonyms: Mock Up
Generic synonyms: Interpret, Represent
Derivative terms: Modeler, Modeling, Modeller, Modelling

14. Noun. A representative form or pattern. "I profited from his example"

15. Noun. A woman who wears clothes to display fashions. "She was too fat to be a mannequin"
Exact synonyms: Fashion Model, Manakin, Manikin, Mannequin, Mannikin
Generic synonyms: Assistant, Help, Helper, Supporter
Specialized synonyms: Supermodel

16. Noun. The act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale).
Exact synonyms: Modeling, Modelling
Generic synonyms: Representation
Specialized synonyms: Simulation

Definition of Model

1. n. A miniature representation of a thing, with the several parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the same size.

2. a. Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model house; a model husband.

3. v. t. 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.

4. v. i. To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model in wax.

Definition of Model

1. Noun. A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing. ¹

2. Noun. A miniature representation of a physical object. ¹

3. Noun. A simplified representation used to explain the workings of a real world system or event. ¹

4. Noun. A style, type, or design. ¹

5. Noun. The structural design of a complex system. ¹

6. Noun. A praiseworthy example to be copied, with or without modifications. ¹

7. Noun. (logic) An interpretation function which assigns a truth value to each atomic proposition. ¹

8. Noun. (logic) An interpretation which makes a certain sentence true, in which case that interpretation is called a ''model'' of that sentence. ¹

9. Noun. A particular style, design, or make of a particular product. ¹

10. Noun. (manufacturing) An identifier of a product given by its manufacturer (also called model number). ¹

11. Adjective. Worthy of being a model; exemplary. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To display for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing while performing the role of a fashion model. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To use as an object in the creation of a forecast or model. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To make a miniature model of. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To create from a substance such as clay. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To make a model or models. ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive) To be a model of any kind. ¹

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Definition of Model

1. to plan or form after a pattern [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

Medical Definition of Model

1. 1. A representation of something, often idealised or modified to make it conceptually easier to understand. 2. Something to be imitated. 3. In dentistry, a cast. Origin: It. Midello, fr. L. Modus, measure, standard (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Model

mode of discourse
mode of thought
mode of transport
model (current term)
model number
model organism
model organisms
model solution
model solutions

Literary usage of Model

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"There are four years of work in the elementary schools, two in the model ... The model schools and academies frequently teach also some of the lower grades. ..."

2. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"On commencing this survey the subsequent construction of a relief model was uppermost in my mind. For this purpose a block of solid mahogany, well seasoned, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Binocular version ol model MIC, with camera mechanism. Brightfield Research models: ... Binocular version of model PH-MIC plus built-in camera mechanism. ..."

4. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1884)
"In the discussion of this topic, an important question arises at the outset as to what is meant by a model school. In a restricted sense it means a ..."

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