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English definition of “model”

model

verb [T] (GOOD EXAMPLE)   /ˈmɑd·əl/
to create something by basing its form or appearance on something else: The state building was modeled on the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
(Definition of model verb (GOOD EXAMPLE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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