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model

noun [C] (COPY)    /ˈmɒd.əl/ US  /ˈmɑː.dəl/
C2 something that a copy can be based on because it is an extremely good example of its type: The educational system was a model for those of many other countries. The council plans to build a model town on the site. Some groups want to set up an Islamic state on the Iranian model. Even Chris, the very model of calmness (= someone who is usually extremely calm), was angered by having to work such long hours. She really is a model (= perfect) student.Samples and examples
(Definition of model noun (COPY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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