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 models, model:

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 ... The Model 85 and later System/370 retained the emulation options, but allowed them to be executed under operating system control alongside native programs ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 symmetric bilinear form over its ... 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
... 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 ... A given database management system may provide one or more of the five models ...
IBM System/360 - Remaining Machines
... The Smithsonian Institution owns a System/360 Model 65, although it is no longer on public display ... 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) ...

More definitions of "model":

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

Famous quotes containing the word model:

    The Battle of Waterloo is a work of art with tension and drama with its unceasing change from hope to fear and back again, change which suddenly dissolves into a moment of extreme catastrophe, a model tragedy because the fate of Europe was determined within this individual fate.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    Socrates, who was a perfect model in all great qualities, ... hit on a body and face so ugly and so incongruous with the beauty of his soul, he who was so madly in love with beauty.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)