What is model?

  • (noun): A simplified description of a complex entity or process.
    Example: "The computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
    Synonyms: theoretical account, framework
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on model, models:

IBM System/360 - Remaining Machines
... The Smithsonian Institution owns a System/360 Model 65, although it is no longer on public display ... Museum in Mountain View, CA has a non-working System/360 Model 30 on display, as does the Museum of Transport and Technology (Motat) in Auckland, New Zealand and the Vienna University of Technology in Austria ... The IBM museum in Sindelfingen has two S/360s (a Model 20 and a Model 91 floating point machine) ...
Grand Unified Theory - Ingredients
... A GUT model basically consists of a gauge group which is a compact Lie group, a connection form for that Lie group, a Yang-Mills action for that ... The Lie group contains the Standard Model group and the Higgs fields acquire VEVs leading to a spontaneous symmetry breaking to the Standard Model ...
IBM System/360 - System/360 History - Backward Compatibility
... Many models offered the option of emulation of the customer's previous computer (e.g ... the IBM 1400 series on a Model 30 or the IBM 7094 on a Model 65) using a combination of special hardware, special microcode and an emulation program that used the ... The Model 85 and later System/370 retained the emulation options, but allowed them to be executed under operating system control alongside native programs ...
Model Organism
... A model organism is a non-human species that is extensively studied to understand particular biological phenomena, with the expectation that discoveries made in the organism model will ... Model organisms are in vivo models and are widely used to research human disease when human experimentation would be unfeasible or unethical ... Studying model organisms can be informative, but care must be taken when extrapolating from one organism to another ...
Database Management System - Modeling Language
... database hosted in the DBMS, according to the DBMS database model ... The five database structures are the hierarchical model, the network model, the relational model, the multidimensional model the object relational model, the object oriented model,and the object model ... A given database management system may provide one or more of the five models ...

More definitions of "model":

  • (noun): Someone worthy of imitation.
    Example: "Every child needs a role model"
    Synonyms: role model
  • (verb): Form in clay, wax, etc.
    Example: "Model a head with clay"
    Synonyms: mold, mould
  • (verb): Assume a posture as for artistic purposes.
    Synonyms: pose, sit, posture
  • (noun): A representative form or pattern.
    Synonyms: example
  • (verb): Plan or create according to a model or models.
    Synonyms: pattern
  • (noun): Something to be imitated.
    Example: "A model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
    Synonyms: exemplar, example, good example
  • (verb): Construct a model of.
    Example: "Model an airplane"
    Synonyms: mock up
  • (adj): Worthy of imitation.
    Example: "Model citizens"
    Synonyms: exemplary
  • (verb): Display (clothes) as a mannequin.
    Example: "Model the latest fashion"
  • (noun): The act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale).
    Synonyms: modelling, modeling
  • (noun): A type of product.
    Example: "His car was an old model"
  • (noun): Representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale).
    Synonyms: simulation
  • (noun): A person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor.
    Example: "The president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
    Synonyms: poser
  • (verb): Create a representation or model of.
    Synonyms: simulate

Famous quotes containing the word model:

    The Battle of Waterloo is a work of art with tension and drama with its unceasing change from hope to fear and back again, change which suddenly dissolves into a moment of extreme catastrophe, a model tragedy because the fate of Europe was determined within this individual fate.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    ... if we look around us in social life and note down who are the faithful wives, the most patient and careful mothers, the most exemplary housekeepers, the model sisters, the wisest philanthropists, and the women of the most social influence, we will have to admit that most frequently they are women of cultivated minds, without which even warm hearts and good intentions are but partial influences.
    Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824–1899)

    When you model yourself on people, you should try to resemble their good sides.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622–1673)