What is model?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on model, models:

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 into the ... 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 - 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) in Auckland, New Zealand and the ... The IBM museum in Sindelfingen has two S/360s (a Model 20 and a Model 91 floating point machine) ...
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 connection given by an invariant ... The Lie group contains the Standard Model group and the Higgs fields acquire VEVs leading to a spontaneous symmetry breaking to the Standard Model ...
Database Management System - Modeling Language
... schema of each database hosted in the DBMS, according to the DBMS database model ... The five database structures are the hierarchical model, the network model, the relational model, the multidimensional model the object relational model, the object ... system may provide one or more of the five models ...
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 ... The Model 85 and later System/370 retained the emulation options, but allowed them to be executed under operating system control alongside native programs ...

More definitions of "model":

  • (verb): Form in clay, wax, etc.
    Example: "Model a head with clay"
    Synonyms: mold, mould
  • (verb): Assume a posture as for artistic purposes.
    Synonyms: pose, sit, posture
  • (noun): Someone worthy of imitation.
    Example: "Every child needs a role model"
    Synonyms: role model
  • (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 representative form or pattern.
    Synonyms: example
  • (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
  • (verb): Construct a model of.
    Example: "Model an airplane"
    Synonyms: mock up
  • (verb): Display (clothes) as a mannequin.
    Example: "Model the latest fashion"
  • (noun): Representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale).
    Synonyms: simulation
  • (adj): Worthy of imitation.
    Example: "Model citizens"
    Synonyms: exemplary
  • (noun): A type of product.
    Example: "His car was an old model"
  • (verb): Create a representation or model of.
    Synonyms: simulate
  • (noun): The act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale).
    Synonyms: modelling, modeling
  • (verb): Plan or create according to a model or models.
    Synonyms: pattern

Famous quotes containing the word model:

    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)

    One of the most important things we adults can do for young children is to model the kind of person we would like them to be.
    Carol B. Hillman (20th century)

    If the man who paints only the tree, or flower, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be the photographer. It is for the artist to do something beyond this: in portrait painting to put on canvas something more than the face the model wears for that one day; to paint the man, in short, as well as his features.
    James Mcneill Whistler (1834–1903)