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model definition

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This page has 54 definitions of model with English translations in 12 languages. Model is a noun, an adjective and verb. Examples of how to use model in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: Model, modeł, and modèl

English model definition

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Etymology

From Middle French modelle, from Old Italian modello, from Vulgar Latin *modellus, diminutive form of modulus (measure, standard), diminutive of modus (measure); see mode, and compare module, modulus, mould, mold.

Pronunciation

Noun

model (plural models)

  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 model had her face on the cover of almost every fashion magazine imaginable.
  2. A person, usually an attractive female, hired to show items or goods to the public, such as items given away as prizes on a TV game show.
  3. A representation of a physical object, usually in miniature.
    The boy played with a model of a World War II fighter plane.
  4. A simplified representation used to explain the workings of a real world system or event.
    The computer weather model did not correctly predict the path of the hurricane.
    • 2007 November 1, Jeff Goodell, quoting James Lovelock, “James Lovelock, the Prophet”, in Rolling Stone[1]:
      The trouble is, all those well-intentioned scientists who are arguing that we’re not in any imminent danger are basing their arguments on computer models. I’m basing mine on what’s actually happening.
    • 2013 June 29, Leo Montada, “Coping with Life Stress”, in Herman Steensma; Riël Vermunt, editors, Social Justice in Human Relations Volume 2: Societal and Psychological Consequences of Justice and Injustice[2], Springer Science & Business Media, →ISBN, page 26:
      The fourth model is called the enlightment model: Actors are seen to be responsible for problems but unable or unwilling to provide solutions. They are believed to need discipline provided by authoritative guidance. The Alcoholic Anonymous[sic] groups are considered prototypical for this model.
  5. A style, type, or design.
    He decided to buy the turbo engine model of the sports car.
    This year's model features four doors instead of two.
  6. The structural design of a complex system.
    The team developed a sound business model.
  7. A successful example to be copied, with or without modifications.
    He was a model of eloquence and virtue.
    • 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
      Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. [] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
    British parliamentary democracy was seen as a model for other countries to follow.
  8. (logic) An interpretation function which assigns a truth value to each atomic proposition.
  9. (logic) An interpretation which makes a set of sentences true, in which case that interpretation is called a model of that set.
  10. (medicine) An animal that is used to study a human disease or pathology.
  11. Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
  12. (software architecture) In software applications using the model-view-controller design pattern, the part or parts of the application that manage the data.

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Adjective

model (not comparable)

  1. Worthy of being a model; exemplary.
    • 1898, John Thorburn, The St. Andrew's Society of Ottawa: 1846-1897 : sketch, page 40:
      [...] from the land of your origin, because you demand the claims of those who believe it more model than yours, [...]
    • 1932, Nora Fugger, James Austin Galaston (translator), The Glory of the Habsburgs: the Memoirs of Princess Fugger, page 35:
      Methods of game-preservation in their extensive and well-stocked hunting-grounds were as model as the huntsmanlike management of the hunts.
    • 1934, Charles Ryle Fay, Imperial economy and its place in the formation of economic doctrine, 1600-1932, page 143:
      [...] and we press with special severity on one small country whose agriculture is as model as is her way of rural life.
    • 1956, Stephen Rynne, All Ireland, page 54:
      True, it is an untidy county; the farmhouses are much more model than the farms (when we reach Antrim we shall find that the farms are more model than the farmhouses).
    • 1961, Blackwood's Magazine, volume 289, page 525:
      At our approach the animals made so much noise that the owners of the hut peered round the door to see what was the matter; outwardly rather less model than the farm, there appeared two ancient Basques, emblematically black-bereted, gnarled [...]
    • 1968, American County Government, volume 33, page 19:
      But not all the exchanges were as model as the sergeant. Some of the exchangees showed a rigidity and reluctance to adapt.
    • 1999, Michael D. Williams, Acquisition for the 21st century: the F-22 Development Program, page 113:
      It is as model as you can get.
    • 2002, Uma Anand Segal, A framework for immigration: Asians in the United States, page 308:
      While Asians have been perceived as the model minority, it is increasingly clear that some Asian groups are more model than are others, and even within these model groups, a division exists [...]
    • 2010, Eleanor Coppola, Notes on a Life, page 140:
      All were neat and well kept which added to the sense that they were more model than real.
    Synonym: ideal

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Verb

model (third-person singular simple present models, present participle (UK) modelling or (US) modeling, simple past and past participle (UK) modelled or (US) modeled)

  1. (transitive) to display 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.
  2. (transitive) 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.
  3. (transitive) to make a miniature model of
    He takes great pride in his skill at modeling airplanes.
  4. (transitive) to create from a substance such as clay
    The sculptor modelled the clay into the form of a dolphin.
  5. (intransitive) to make a model or models
  6. (intransitive) to be a model of any kind
    The actress used to model before being discovered by Hollywood.

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Albanian model definition

Etymology

Ultimately from Old Italian modello, from Vulgar Latin *modellus, diminutive form of modulus (measure, standard).

Noun

model m (indefinite plural modele, definite singular modeli, definite plural modelet)

  1. pattern
  2. example
    Synonyms: shembull, mostër

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Catalan model definition

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Noun

model m (plural models)

  1. model

model m or f (plural models)

  1. model (person)

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Cebuano model definition

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: mo‧del

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English model, from Middle French modelle, from Old Italian modello, from Vulgar Latin *modellus, diminutive form of Latin modulus (measure, standard), diminutive of modus (measure),

Noun

model

  1. fashion model
  2. model, poser; someone who poses for a photograph or painting
  3. framework
  4. example

Verb

model

  1. to model
  2. to become or work as a fashion model
  3. to pose
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Etymology 2

From the Cebuano phrase mo-deliver ug lunggon (someone who delivers coffins).

Noun

model

  1. (colloquial, humorous) a funeral home worker; a funeral director or funeral attendant See usage notes.
Usage notes
  • Used to poke fun at a good-looking or well-dressed person.

Crimean Tatar model definition

Etymology

From French modèle (model).

Noun

model

  1. model

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References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[3], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech model definition

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Noun

model f

  1. genitive plural of modla

Dutch model definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French modelle, from Old Italian modello, from Vulgar Latin *modellus, diminutive form of modulus.

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Noun

model n (plural modellen, diminutive modelletje n)

  1. model (type, design)
  2. model (someone or something serving as an artistic subject)
  3. model (simplified representation)
  4. model (miniature)
  5. model (prototype)
  6. shape, the proper arrangement of something

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Indonesian model definition

Etymology

From Dutch model, from Middle French modelle, from Old Italian modello, from Vulgar Latin *modellus, diminutive form of modulus. Doublet of mode, modern, modul, and modus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmodɛl]
  • Hyphenation: mo‧dèl

Noun

model or modèl

  1. model,
    1. a style, type, or design.
    2. a person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing.
    3. a person, usually an attractive female, hired to show items or goods to the public, such as items given away as prizes on a TV game show.
    4. a representation of a physical object, usually in miniature.
  2. (psychology) role model, a person who serves as an example, whose behavior is emulated by others

Affixations

  • pemodelan
  • permodelan
 

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Polish model definition

Etymology

From French modèle, from Middle French modelle, from Old Italian modello, from Vulgar Latin *modellus, from Latin modulus.

Pronunciation

Noun

model m inan (diminutive modelik)

  1. model (miniature)
    Synonym: makieta
  2. model (simplified representation)
  3. model (style)
    Synonyms: fason, typ
  4. model (structural design)
    Synonyms: paradygmat, szablon, wzorzec, wzór

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Noun

model m pers (feminine modelka)

  1. model (person who serves as a subject for artwork)
  2. model (person who serves as a subject for fashion)

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Further reading

  • model in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • model in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian model definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /moˈdel/
  • Rhymes: -el
  • Hyphenation: mo‧del

Noun

model n (plural modele)

  1. a template

Serbo-Croatian model definition

Etymology

From German Modell or French modèle, from Italian modello, from Latin modellus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mǒdel/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧del

Noun

mòdel m (Cyrillic spelling мо̀дел)

  1. model (clarification of this definition is needed)

Declension

References

  • model” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Turkish model definition

Etymology

Borrowed from French modèle.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /moˈdel/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧del

Noun

model (definite accusative modeli, plural modeller)

  1. model (clarification of this definition is needed)

Declension

Inflection
Nominative model
Definite accusative modeli
Singular Plural
Nominative model modeller
Definite accusative modeli modelleri
Dative modele modellere
Locative modelde modellerde
Ablative modelden modellerden
Genitive modelin modellerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular modelim modellerim
2nd singular modelin modellerin
3rd singular modeli modelleri
1st plural modelimiz modellerimiz
2nd plural modeliniz modelleriniz
3rd plural modelleri modelleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular modelimi modellerimi
2nd singular modelini modellerini
3rd singular modelini modellerini
1st plural modelimizi modellerimizi
2nd plural modelinizi modellerinizi
3rd plural modellerini modellerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular modelime modellerime
2nd singular modeline modellerine
3rd singular modeline modellerine
1st plural modelimize modellerimize
2nd plural modelinize modellerinize
3rd plural modellerine modellerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular modelimde modellerimde
2nd singular modelinde modellerinde
3rd singular modelinde modellerinde
1st plural modelimizde modellerimizde
2nd plural modelinizde modellerinizde
3rd plural modellerinde modellerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular modelimden modellerimden
2nd singular modelinden modellerinden
3rd singular modelinden modellerinden
1st plural modelimizden modellerimizden
2nd plural modelinizden modellerinizden
3rd plural modellerinden modellerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular modelimin modellerimin
2nd singular modelinin modellerinin
3rd singular modelinin modellerinin
1st plural modelimizin modellerimizin
2nd plural modelinizin modellerinizin
3rd plural modellerinin modellerinin
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular modelim modellerim
2nd singular modelsin modellersin
3rd singular model
modeldir
modeller
modellerdir
1st plural modeliz modelleriz
2nd plural modelsiniz modellersiniz
3rd plural modeller modellerdir