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model

3 verb
     
model3 past tense and past participle modelled, present participle modelling British English, past tense and past participle modeled, present participle modeling American English
1 [intransitive and transitive]DC to wear clothes at a fashion show or in magazine photographs in order to show them to people:
She's modeling Donna Karan's fall collection.
Claire modelled for a few years when she was in her twenties.
2

model yourself on somebody

British English model yourself after somebody American English to try to be like someone else because you admire them:
Jim had always modelled himself on his great hero, Martin Luther King.
3

be modelled on something

to be designed in a way that copies another system or way of doing something:
Their education system is modelled on the French one.
4TD [transitive]TIC to do a computer representation or scientific description of a situation or event:
They used a computer to model the possible effects of global warming.
5 [transitive] to make something by shaping clay, wood etc
modeller noun [countable]

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