Definition of model noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    small copy
  1. 1a copy of something, usually smaller than the original object a working model (= one in which the parts move) of a fire engine a model airplane The architect had produced a scale model of the proposed shopping complex.
  2. fashion
  3. 2a person whose job is to wear and show new styles of clothes and be photographed wearing them a fashion model a male model
  4. design
  5. 3a particular design or type of product The latest models will be on display at the motor show.
  6. for artist
  7. 4a person who is employed to be painted, drawn, photographed, etc. by an artist or photographer
  8. example to copy
  9. 5something such as a system that can be copied by other people The nation's constitution provided a model that other countries followed.
  10. 6 (approving) a person or thing that is considered an excellent example of something It was a model of clarity. a model student a model farm (= one that has been specially designed to work well) see also role model
  11. description of system
  12. 7a simple description of a system, used for explaining how something works or for calculating what might happen, etc. a mathematical model for determining the safe level of pesticides in food Topic CollocationsScientific Researchtheory formulate/advance a theory/hypothesis build/construct/create/develop a simple/theoretical/mathematical model develop/establish/provide/use a theoretical/conceptual framework/an algorithm advance/argue/develop the thesis that… explore an idea/a concept/a hypothesis make a prediction/an inference base a prediction/your calculations on something investigate/evaluate/accept/challenge/reject a theory/hypothesis/modelexperiment design an experiment/a questionnaire/a study/a test do research/an experiment/an analysis make observations/calculations take/record measurements carry out/conduct/perform an experiment/a test/a longitudinal study/observations/clinical trials run an experiment/a simulation/clinical trials repeat an experiment/a test/an analysis replicate a study/the results/the findings observe/study/examine/investigate/assess a pattern/a process/a behavior fund/support the research/project/study seek/provide/get/secure funding for researchresults collect/gather/extract data/information yield data/evidence/similar findings/the same results analyze/examine the data/soil samples/a specimen consider/compare/interpret the results/findings fit the data/model confirm/support/verify a prediction/a hypothesis/the results/the findings prove a conjecture/hypothesis/theorem draw/make/reach the same conclusions read/review the records/literature describe/report an experiment/a study present/publish/summarize the results/findings present/publish/read/review/cite a paper in a scientific journal
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