|1.||a. a representation, usually on a smaller scale, of a device, structure, etc|
|b. (as modifier): a model train|
|2.||a. a standard to be imitated: she was my model for good scholarship|
|b. (as modifier): a model wife|
|3.||a representative form, style, or pattern|
|4.||a person who poses for a sculptor, painter, or photographer|
|5.||a person who wears clothes to display them to prospective buyers; mannequin|
|6.||a preparatory sculpture in clay, wax, etc, from which the finished work is copied|
|7.||a design or style, esp one of a series of designs of a particular product: last year's model|
|a. an original unique article of clothing|
|b. (as modifier): a model coat|
|9.||a simplified representation or description of a system or complex entity, esp one designed to facilitate calculations and predictions|
|a. an interpretation of a formal system under which the theorems derivable in that system are mapped onto truths|
|b. a theory in which a given sentence is true|
|—vb , -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled|
|11.||to make a model of (something or someone)|
|12.||to form in clay, wax, etc; mould|
|13.||to display (clothing and accessories) as a mannequin|
|14.||to plan or create according to a model or models|
|15.||to arrange studio lighting so that highlights and shadows emphasize the desired features of a human form or an inanimate object|
|[C16: from Old French modelle, from Italian modello, from Latin modulus, diminutive of modus|
modeling mod·el·ing (mŏd'l-ĭng)
The acquisition of a new skill by observing and imitating that behavior being performed by another individual.
In behavior modification, a treatment procedure in which the therapist models the target behavior which the learner is to imitate.
A continuous process by which a bone is altered in size and shape during its growth by resorption and formation of bone at different sites and rates.
model [%PREMIUM_LINK%] (mŏd'l) Pronunciation Key |
A systematic description of an object or phenomenon that shares important characteristics with the object or phenomenon. Scientific models can be material, visual, mathematical, or computational and are often used in the construction of scientific theories. See also hypothesis, theory.