What is model?

  • (verb): Form in clay, wax, etc.
    Example: "Model a head with clay"
    Synonyms: mold, mould
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on model, models:

IBM System/360 - Remaining Machines
... The Smithsonian Institution owns a System/360 Model 65, although it is no longer on public display ... The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA has a non-working System/360 Model 30 on display, as does the Museum of Transport and Technology (Motat ... The IBM museum in Sindelfingen has two S/360s (a Model 20 and a Model 91 floating point machine) ...
Model Organism
... A model organism is a non-human species that is extensively studied to understand particular biological phenomena, with the expectation that discoveries made in the organism model will provide insight ... Model organisms are in vivo models and are widely used to research human disease when human experimentation would be unfeasible or unethical ... Studying model organisms can be informative, but care must be taken when extrapolating from one organism to another ...
IBM System/360 - System/360 History - Backward Compatibility
... Many models offered the option of emulation of the customer's previous computer (e.g ... the IBM 1400 series on a Model 30 or the IBM 7094 on a Model 65) using a combination of special hardware, special microcode and an emulation program that used the emulation instructions to simulate ... The Model 85 and later System/370 retained the emulation options, but allowed them to be executed under operating system control alongside native programs ...
Database Management System - Modeling Language
... the DBMS, according to the DBMS database model ... database structures are the hierarchical model, the network model, the relational model, the multidimensional model the object relational model, the object oriented model,and the ... A given database management system may provide one or more of the five models ...
Grand Unified Theory - Ingredients
... A GUT model basically consists of a gauge group which is a compact Lie group, a connection form for that Lie group, a Yang-Mills action for that ... The Lie group contains the Standard Model group and the Higgs fields acquire VEVs leading to a spontaneous symmetry breaking to the Standard Model ...

More definitions of "model":

  • (adj): Worthy of imitation.
    Example: "Model citizens"
    Synonyms: exemplary
  • (noun): Representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale).
    Synonyms: simulation
  • (noun): A type of product.
    Example: "His car was an old model"
  • (noun): A representative form or pattern.
    Synonyms: example
  • (verb): Display (clothes) as a mannequin.
    Example: "Model the latest fashion"
  • (verb): Create a representation or model of.
    Synonyms: simulate
  • (noun): Someone worthy of imitation.
    Example: "Every child needs a role model"
    Synonyms: role model
  • (noun): Something to be imitated.
    Example: "A model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
    Synonyms: exemplar, example, good example
  • (noun): A simplified description of a complex entity or process.
    Example: "The computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
    Synonyms: theoretical account, framework
  • (noun): A person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor.
    Example: "The president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
    Synonyms: poser
  • (verb): Construct a model of.
    Example: "Model an airplane"
    Synonyms: mock up
  • (noun): The act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale).
    Synonyms: modelling, modeling
  • (verb): Assume a posture as for artistic purposes.
    Synonyms: pose, sit, posture
  • (verb): Plan or create according to a model or models.
    Synonyms: pattern

Famous quotes containing the word model:

    Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it ... it’s just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906)

    There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant. Prominent among them are probity, industry, good sense, good habits, good temper, patience, order, courtesy, tact, self-reliance, many deference to superior officers, and many consideration for inferiors.
    Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886)

    I had a wonderful job. I worked for a big model agency in Manhattan.... When I got on the subway to go to work, it was like traveling into another world. Oh, the shops were beautiful, we had Bergdorf’s, Bendel’s, Bonwit’s, DePinna. The women wore hats and gloves. Another world. At home, it was cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids, going to PTA, Girl Scouts. But when I got into the office, everything was different, I was different.
    Estelle Shuster (b. c. 1923)