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noun [countable] model pronunciation in British English /ˈmɒd(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    a small copy of something such as a building, vehicle, or machine
    model of: a model of the Eiffel Tower
    working model: a working model of a railway
  2. 2
    something such as a system that is so good that people should copy it
    Many countries have shown an interest in the Chinese farming model.
    model for: The system has been used as a model for other organizations.
  3. 3
    someone or something that is a good example of a particular quality
    model of: Daisy was a model of good manners.
    The school was a model of excellence.
  4. 4
    someone whose job is to show clothes, make-up etc by wearing them at fashion shows or in magazine photographs
    A lot of models look far too thin.
    fashion model: Ella wants to be a fashion model.
  5. 7
    a simple technical description of how something works
    Chapter 5 presents an alternative model for the country’s economic structure.


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