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model

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmɒdəl/
PERSON B1 someone whose job is to wear fashionable clothes, be in photographs, etc in order to advertise things: a fashion modelOccupations and tradesFashionModern and fashionableModern and fashionable
COPY A2 a smaller copy of a real object, often used to show how something works or what it looks like: He makes models as a hobby.Models and moulds
EXAMPLE someone or something that is an example for others to copy: a model of good behaviourModels and mouldsSamples and examplesCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders
DESIGN A2 a design of machine or car that is made by a particular company: I think her car is a slightly older model. →  See also role model CarsCategories and varietiesSpecies and gendersVehicles in general
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