1mod·el noun \ˈmäd-əl\
a : a pattern of something to be made : a cast of a tooth or oral cavity
: something (as a similar object or a construct) used to help visualize or explore something else (as the living human body) that cannot be directly observed or experimented on—see animal model
: a system of postulates, data, and inferences presented as a mathematical description of an entity or state of affairs
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