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model meaning and definition

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MODEL noun

Definition of model (noun)

  1. a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
  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"
    • synonyms: poser
  4. representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
  5. something to be imitated
    • "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
    • synonyms: example, exemplar, good example
  6. someone worthy of imitation
    • "every child needs a role model"
    • synonyms: role model
  7. a representative form or pattern
    • "I profited from his example"
    • synonyms: example
  8. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
  9. the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)

MODEL verb

Definition of model (verb)

  1. plan or create according to a model or models
  2. form in clay, wax, etc
    • "model a head with clay"
    • synonyms: mold, mould
  3. assume a posture as for artistic purposes
    • "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
    • synonyms: pose, posture, sit
  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"
    • synonyms: simulate
  6. construct a model of
    • "model an airplane"
    • synonyms: mock up

MODEL adjective

Definition of model (adjective)

  1. worthy of imitation
    • "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"
    • synonyms: exemplary
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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