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  • a three-dimensional representation of a person or thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original.
    E.g. a model of St Paul's Cathedral
  • a thing used as an example to follow or imitate.
    E.g. the project became a model for other schemes
  • a simplified description, especially a mathematical one, of a system or process, to assist calculations and predictions.
    E.g. a statistical model used for predicting the survival rates of endangered species
  • a person employed to display clothes by wearing them.
    E.g. Jane was too small to be a model
  • a particular design or version of a product.
    E.g. the company revealed their latest model at the Motor Show
  • fashion or shape (a three-dimensional figure or object) in a malleable material such as clay or wax.
    E.g. use the icing to model a house
  • use (a system, procedure, etc.) as an example to follow or imitate.
    E.g. the research method will be modelled on previous work
  • devise a representation, especially a mathematical one, of (a phenomenon or system).
    E.g. a computer program that can model the behaviour of smoke
  • display (clothes) by wearing them.
    E.g. the clothes were modelled by celebrities

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