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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Model  \Mod"el\,  v.  i.  (Fine  Arts) 
  To  make  a  copy  or  a  pattern;  to  design  or  imitate  forms;  as 
  to  model  in  wax. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Model  \Mod"el\,  n.  [F.  mod[`e]le,  It  modello,  fr  (assumed)  L. 
  modellus  fr  modulus  a  small  measure,  dim.  of  modus.  See 
  {Mode},  and  cf  {Module}.] 
  1.  A  miniature  representation  of  a  thing  with  the  several 
  parts  in  due  proportion;  sometimes  a  facsimile  of  the 
  same  size. 
  In  charts,  in  maps,  and  eke  in  models  made 
  I  had  my  father's  signet  in  my  purse,  Which  was  the 
  model  of  that  Danish  seal.  --Shak. 
  You  have  the  models  of  several  ancient  temples, 
  though  the  temples  and  the  gods  are  perished. 
  2.  Something  intended  to  serve,  or  that  may  serve,  as  a 
  pattern  of  something  to  be  made  a  material  representation 
  or  embodiment  of  an  ideal;  sometimes  a  drawing;  a  plan 
  as  the  clay  model  of  a  sculpture;  the  inventor's  model  of 
  a  machine. 
  [The  application  for  a  patent]  must  be  accompanied 
  by  a  full  description  of  the  invention,  with 
  drawings  and  a  model  where  the  case  admits  of  it 
  --Am.  Cyc. 
  When  we  mean  to  build  We  first  survey  the  plot,  then 
  draw  the  model.  --Shak. 
  3.  Anything  which  serves,  or  may  serve,  as  an  example  for 
  imitation;  as  a  government  formed  on  the  model  of  the 
  American  constitution;  a  model  of  eloquence,  virtue,  or 
  4.  That  by  which  a  thing  is  to  be  measured;  standard. 
  He  that  despairs  measures  Providence  by  his  own 
  little,  contracted  model.  --South. 
  5.  Any  copy,  or  resemblance,  more  or  less  exact. 
  Thou  seest  thy  wretched  brother  die,  Who  was  the 
  model  of  thy  father's  life.  --Shak. 
  6.  A  person  who  poses  as  a  pattern  to  an  artist. 
  A  professional  model.  --H.  James. 
  {Working  model},  a  model  of  a  machine  which  can  do  on  a  small 
  scale  the  work  which  the  machine  itself  does  or  expected 
  to  do 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Model  \Mod"el\,  a. 
  Suitable  to  be  taken  as  a  model  or  pattern;  as  a  model 
  house;  a  model  husband. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Model  \Mod"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Modeled}or  {Modelled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Modeling}  or  {Modelling}.]  [Cf.  F.  modeler,  It 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  worthy  of  imitation;  "exemplary  behavior";  "model  citizens" 
  [syn:  {exemplary},  {model(a)}] 
  2:  of  the  nature  of  or  undergoing  an  experiment;  "an 
  experimental  drug";  "a  pilot  project";  "a  test  run";  "a 
  trial  separation"  [syn:  {experimental},  {model(a)},  {pilot(a)}, 
  {test(a)},  {trial(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  simplified  description  of  a  complex  entity  or  process; 
  "the  computer  program  was  based  on  a  model  of  the 
  circulatory  and  respiratory  systems"  [syn:  {theoretical 
  account},  {framework}] 
  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"  [syn:  {poser}] 
  4:  a  representation  of  something  (sometimes  on  a  smaller  scale) 
  [syn:  {simulation}] 
  5:  something  to  be  imitated;  "an  exemplar  of  success";  "a  model 
  of  clarity";  "he  is  the  very  model  of  a  modern  major 
  general"  [syn:  {exemplar},  {example},  {good  example}] 
  6:  someone  worthy  of  imitation;  "every  child  needs  a  role 
  model"  [syn:  {role  model}] 
  7:  a  representative  form  or  pattern;  "I  profited  from  his 
  example"  [syn:  {example}] 
  8:  a  woman  who  wears  clothes  to  display  fashions;  "she  was  too 
  fat  to  be  a  mannequin"  [syn:  {mannequin},  {manikin},  {mannikin}, 
  {manakin},  {fashion  model}] 
  9:  a  representation  of  something  (usually  on  a  smaller  scale) 
  [syn:  {modelling},  {modeling}] 
  v  1:  plan  or  create  according  to  a  model  or  models  [syn:  {pattern}] 
  2:  form  in  clay,  wax,  etc  "model  a  head  with  clay"  [syn:  {mold}, 
  3:  as  for  artistic  purposes  [syn:  {pose},  {sit},  {posture}] 
  4:  display  as  a  mannequin;  "model  the  latest  fashion" 
  5:  enact  or  perform  again  "They  reenacted  the  battle  of 
  Princeton"  [syn:  {reenact},  {simulate}] 
  6:  construct  a  model  of  [syn:  {mock  up}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  {Pascal}-like  language  with  extensions  for 
  large-scale  system  programming  and  interface  with  {Fortran} 
  applications.  MODEL  includes  {generic  procedures},  and  a 
  static"  {macro}-like  approach  to  {data  abstraction}.  It 
  produces  {P-code}  and  was  used  to  implement  the  {DEMOS} 
  {operating  system}  on  the  {Cray-1}. 
  ["A  Manual  for  the  MODEL  Programming  Language",  J.B.  Morris, 
  Los  Alamos  1976]. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  description  of  observed  behaviour,  simplified 
  by  ignoring  certain  details.  Models  allow  complex  {systems} 
  to  be  understood  and  their  behaviour  predicted  within  the  scope 
  of  the  model,  but  may  give  incorrect  descriptions  and 
  predictions  for  situations  outside  the  realm  of  their  intended 
  use  A  model  may  be  used  as  the  basis  for  {simulation}. 

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