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modelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑd·əl/

model noun [C] (REPRESENTATION)

something ​built or ​drawn esp. to show how something much ​larger would ​look: The ​architectshowed us a model of the ​plannedhotel. A model is also a ​representation of something in words or ​numbers that can be used to ​tell what is ​likely to ​happen if ​particularfacts are ​considered as ​true: a ​statistical model ​predictingpopulationgrowth

model noun [C] (GOOD EXAMPLE)

someone or something that is an ​extremely good ​example of ​itstype, 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.

model noun [C] (PERSON)

a ​personemployed to ​wear esp. new, ​fashionableclothes to show how the ​clotheslook and to make them ​lookattractive: Models paraded down the ​ramp to show off the ​latestfashions of ​Paris and New York. A model is also a ​personemployed to show his or her ​body to be ​drawn or photographed by those ​studying the ​humanform.

model noun [C] (MACHINE)

a ​particulartype of ​device or ​machine that is different in ​quality, ​style, or some other ​feature from ​others that have the same use: This ​car comes in a two-door and a four-door model. We were ​shownlarge and ​small models of ​airconditioners.

modelverb [T]

 us   /ˈmɑd·əl/

model verb [T] (REPRESENTATION)

to ​form something from a ​plasticsubstance such as ​clay, or to use a ​plasticsubstance to make a ​form of something: to model a ​face She modeled the ​clay into a ​sculpture.

model verb [T] (GOOD EXAMPLE)

to ​create something by ​basingitsform or ​appearance on something ​else: The ​statebuilding was modeled on the US ​Capitol in Washington, D.C.

model verb [T] (WEARING CLOTHES)

to ​wear new, ​fashionableclothes to show how the ​clotheslook and to make them ​lookattractive, esp. at a ​fashion show (= a ​specialoccasion for ​people to ​see new ​clothes) or for ​photographs in a ​magazine, ​newspaper, etc.: She will be modeling the new ​line of ​springcoats.

modeladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmɑd·əl/

model adjective [not gradable] (GOOD EXAMPLE)

being someone or something that is an ​extremely good ​example of ​itstype, exp. when the ​person or thing can be ​copied: They were model ​parents and were ​loved by the ​wholecommunity.
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modelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɒd.əl/  us   /ˈmɑː.dəl/

model noun [C] (COPY)

C2 something that a ​copy can be ​based on because it is an ​extremely good ​example of ​itstype: The ​educationalsystem was a model for those of many other ​countries. The ​developerplans to ​build a model ​community on the ​site. They ​created an ​educationsystem on theEuropean model. Even Chris, the very model ofcalmness (= someone who is usually ​extremelycalm), was ​angered by having to ​work such ​longhours. She really is a model (= ​perfect)student.
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model noun [C] (PERSON)

B1 a ​person who ​wearsclothes so that they can be ​photographed or ​shown to ​possiblebuyers, or a ​person who is ​employed to be ​photographed or ​painted: a ​fashion/​nude model She's going out with a male model. I ​worked as an artist's model when I was a ​collegestudent.
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model noun [C] (MACHINE)

A2 a ​particulartype of ​machine, ​especially a ​car, that is ​slightly different from ​machines of the same ​type: a luxury/new model thelatest model
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model noun [C] (REPRESENTATION)

A2 something that ​represents another thing, either as a ​physicalobject that is usually ​smaller than the ​realobject, or as a ​simpledescription that can be used in ​calculations: a ​plastic model ​aircraft By ​looking at this model you can get a ​betteridea of how the ​bridge will ​look. to ​construct a ​statistical/​theoretical/​mathematical model No ​computer model of the ​economy can ​predict when the next ​recession will be.

modelverb

uk   /ˈmɒd.əl/  us   /ˈmɑː.dəl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)

model verb (CLOTHES)

[I or T] to ​wearfashionableclothes, ​jewellery, etc. in ​order to ​advertise them: Tatjana is modelling a Versace ​design. I used to model when I was ​younger.

model verb (MAKE A MODEL)

[T] to make a model of something: to model ​animals out of ​clay to model ​clay into ​animalshapes The ​wholecar can be modelled on a ​computer before a ​singlecomponent is made.
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Definition of "model" - Business English Dictionary

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modelnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɒdəl/
a particular ​type of ​machine, which is slightly different from ​machines of the same ​type: When ​renewinginsurance, please tell us the make and model of your ​car.basic/popular/standard model In the US the basic model ​sells for $499 before ​tax.cheaper/luxury model A ​luxury model has a mahogany frame and is upholstered in calfskin.the current/latest/new model Speed and ​reliability of its latest model of ​high-speedtrain have ​improved.discontinued/old/previous model Once a new ​phonehits the ​shelves, ​interest in the old model will ​dropsharply.design/develop/make a model We ​designed a new model that uses less electricity.produce/release a model This model was ​produced to ​meet a ​risingdemand for the new ​features.
something such as an ​object, ​plan, or set of ​rules that is used to show what something else is like or how it ​works: a scale/working model Retailers expect to have a ​working model and ​retailpricinginformation by summer. economic/financial/mathematical model No ​economic model can ​forecastgrowth in ​jobs in ​industries that are just being ​created.statistical/strategic model The ​chartsshows a ​predictedoilprice that is ​calculated using a ​statistical model.
a way of doing something that can be used as an ​example or can be ​copied: He prefers the American ​approach to ​wealthcreation over the ​European model.a model for/of sth The ​company continues to be a ​growthleader and a model of ​operatingefficiency. The ​software company's ​strategy has served as a model for many ​small startups.

modelverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /ˈmɒdəl/ ( UK -ll-, US -l-)
to ​copy or ​create something ​based on something else: model sth on sth The American ​effort is modeled on a ​successful Dutch ​system.
to ​create something such as an ​object or ​plan that ​shows what something else is like or how it ​works: The new ​process has to be modelled and ​tested.
(Definition of model from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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