Meaning of MODEL in English

MODEL

n.

Function: verb

Inflected Form: -eled or -elled ; -el · ing or -el · ling \ ' mäd-li ŋ , ' mä-d ə l-i ŋ \

Date: 1625

transitive verb

1 : to plan or form after a pattern : SHAPE

2 archaic : to make into an organization (as an army, government, or parish)

3 a : to shape or fashion in a plastic material b : to produce a representation or simulation of <using a computer to model a problem>

4 : to construct or fashion in imitation of a particular model < model ed its constitution on that of the U.S.>

5 : to display by wearing, using, or posing with < model ed gowns>

intransitive verb

1 : to design or imitate forms : make a pattern <enjoys model ing in clay>

2 : to work or act as a fashion or art model

– mod · el · er also mod · el · ler \ ' mäd-l ə r, ' mä-d ə l- ə r \ noun

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