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Dictionary definition for: Model

1. (n) a simplified description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"

2. (v) plan or create according to a model or models

3. (n) a type of product; "his car was an old model"

4. (v) form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don''t know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

7. (n) representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)

8. (v) display (clothes) as a mannequin; "model the latest fashion"

9. (n) something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success" "a model of clarity" "he is the very model of a modern major general"

10. (v) create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"

11. (n) someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model"

12. (v) construct a model of; "model an airplane"

13. (n) a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"

14. (n) a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"

15. (n) the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)

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