What is model?

  • (verb): Create a representation or model of.
    Synonyms: simulate
    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 ... 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 (Mot ... The IBM museum in Sindelfingen has two S/360s (a Model 20 and a Model 91 floating point machine) ...
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 ... 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
... to define the 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 oriented model,and the object model ... 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 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 ...

More definitions of "model":

  • (verb): Assume a posture as for artistic purposes.
    Synonyms: pose, sit, posture
  • (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 type of product.
    Example: "His car was an old model"
  • (noun): Representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale).
    Synonyms: simulation
  • (verb): Plan or create according to a model or models.
    Synonyms: pattern
  • (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): Form in clay, wax, etc.
    Example: "Model a head with clay"
    Synonyms: mold, mould
  • (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 representative form or pattern.
    Synonyms: 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
  • (verb): Display (clothes) as a mannequin.
    Example: "Model the latest fashion"
  • (verb): Construct a model of.
    Example: "Model an airplane"
    Synonyms: mock up

Famous quotes containing the word model:

    She represents the unavowed aspiration of the male human being, his potential infidelity—and infidelity of a very special kind, which would lead him to the opposite of his wife, to the “woman of wax” whom he could model at will, make and unmake in any way he wished, even unto death.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914)

    I’d like to be the first model who becomes a woman.
    Lauren Hutton (b. 1944)

    The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery....Child’s play is the infantile form of the human ability to deal with experience by creating model situations and to master reality by experiment and planning.
    Erik H. Erikson (20th century)