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noun 
  1. A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing.
    • The beautiful had her face on the cover of almost every fashion magazine imaginable.
      1. A miniature representation of.
    • The boy played with a of a World War II fighter plane.
      1. A simplify, simplified representation (usually mathematical) used to explain the workings of a real world system or event.
    • The computer weather did not correctly predict the path of the hurricane.
      1. A style, type, or design.
    • He decided to buy the turbo engine of the sports car.
      1. The structural design of a complex system.
    • The team developed a sound business .
      1. A praiseworthy example to be copied, with or without modifications
    • British parliamentary democracy was seen as a for other countries to follow
verb (model, l, ed)
  1. To display an object for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing while performing the role of a fashion model.
    • She modelled the shoes for her friends to see.
      1. To use as an object in the creation of a forecast or model.
    • They modelled the data with a computer to analyze the experiment"s results.
      1. To make a miniature model of.
    • He takes great pride in his skill at modeling airplanes.
      1. To create from a substance such as clay.
    • The sculptor modelled the clay into the form of a dolphin.
      1. To be a model.
    • The actress used to before being discovered by Hollywood.
adjective 
  1. Serving as an example of something.
    • The couple inspected the home with a real estate agent.
      1. Worthy of being a model; exemplary.
    • He was a student.
      1. Being a small copy of something.
    • A airplane.
Etymology: From modellus, diminutive form of modulusLatin, modulus "small measure".


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