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 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 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 ...
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 ... The Lie group contains the Standard Model group and the Higgs fields acquire VEVs leading to a spontaneous symmetry breaking to the Standard Model ...
IBM System/360 - Remaining Machines
... The Smithsonian Institution owns a System/360 Model 65, although it is no longer on public display ... 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 Vienna University of Technology in Austria ... 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 ... 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 ...
Database Management System - Modeling Language
... define the schema of each database hosted in 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 ... A given database management system may provide one or more of the five models ...

More definitions of "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): 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
  • (noun): Someone worthy of imitation.
    Example: "Every child needs a role model"
    Synonyms: role model
  • (noun): A representative form or pattern.
    Synonyms: example
  • (verb): Display (clothes) as a mannequin.
    Example: "Model the latest fashion"
  • (verb): Assume a posture as for artistic purposes.
    Synonyms: pose, sit, posture
  • (noun): Representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale).
    Synonyms: simulation
  • (verb): Construct a model of.
    Example: "Model an airplane"
    Synonyms: mock up
  • (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
  • (noun): A type of product.
    Example: "His car was an old model"
  • (verb): Create a representation or model of.
    Synonyms: simulate
  • (adj): Worthy of imitation.
    Example: "Model citizens"
    Synonyms: exemplary
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word model:

    Research shows clearly that parents who have modeled nurturant, reassuring responses to infants’ fears and distress by soothing words and stroking gentleness have toddlers who already can stroke a crying child’s hair. Toddlers whose special adults model kindliness will even pick up a cookie dropped from a peer’s high chair and return it to the crying peer rather than eat it themselves!
    Alice Sterling Honig (20th century)

    The best way to teach a child restraint and generosity is to be a model of those qualities yourself. If your child sees that you want a particular item but refrain from buying it, either because it isn’t practical or because you can’t afford it, he will begin to understand restraint. Likewise, if you donate books or clothing to charity, take him with you to distribute the items to teach him about generosity.
    Lawrence Balter (20th century)

    AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)