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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A small copy of something. Also: A thing to be followed or copied. Also: One that serves as the subject for an artist, especially a person employed to pose for a painter, sculptor, or photographer.

Usage examples (43)
  • Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model.
  • His car was an old model
  • model the latest fashion
  • The president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos for more
Tutoring comment
  • With the "model," (a small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object) transportation city planners were able to devise modal (of or relating to mode without referring to substance) transportation system.
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