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  1. mod·el
    IPA[ˈmädl]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. fashion or shape (a three-dimensional figure or object) in a malleable material such as clay or wax:

      use the icing to model a house
    • 2. (in drawing or painting) represent so as to appear three-dimensional:

      the body of the woman to the right is modeled in softer, riper forms
    • 3. use (a system, procedure, etc.) as an example to follow or imitate:

      the research method will be modeled on previous work
    • 4. take (someone admired or respected) as an example to copy:

      he models himself on rock legend Elvis Presley
    • 5. devise a representation, especially a mathematical one, of (a phenomenon or system):

      a computer program that can model how smoke behaves
    • 6. display (clothes) by wearing them:

      the clothes were modeled by celebrities
    • 7. work as a model by displaying clothes or posing for an artist, photographer, or sculptor:

      he's been modeling for just two weeks
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: model, plural noun: models

    • v.: verb: model, 3rd person present: models, gerund or present participle: modelling, past tense: modelled, past participle: modelled

    • noun

      a three-dimensional representation of a person or thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original:

      (in sculpture) a figure or object made in clay or wax, to be reproduced in another more durable material:

    • verb

      fashion or shape (a three-dimensional figure or object) in a malleable material such as clay or wax:

      (in drawing or painting) represent so as to appear three-dimensional:

    • noun

      a man employed to display clothes by wearing them:

      a man employed to pose for an artist, photographer, or sculptor:

    • noun

      a design for the successful operation of a business, identifying revenue sources, customer base, products, and details of financing:
    • adjective

      (especially of a car) recently made or of a recent design:
    • noun

      a mathematical description of the elementary particles of matter and the electromagnetic, weak, and strong forces by which they interact.
    • noun

      an item such as a car, appliance, or piece of furniture that is used for display or demonstration to potential buyers of products of its kind, often later offered for sale at a reduced price:
    • noun

      a house in a newly built development that is furnished and decorated to be shown to prospective buyers.
    • noun

      a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated.
    • noun

      a village providing a high standard of housing, typically built by an employer for the workforce:

      a small copy of a village or a collection of models of famous buildings arranged as a village, typically built as a tourist attraction:

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