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model

noun [C] (GOOD EXAMPLE)   /ˈmɑd·əl/
someone or something that is an extremely good example of its type, esp. when a copy can be based on it: She was a model of loyalty and stuck by him even after he went to jail.
(Definition of model noun (GOOD EXAMPLE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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