modeling

Modeling involves making a representation of something. Creating a tiny, functioning volcano is an example of modeling. Teachers use modeling when they have a class election that represents a larger one, like a presidential election.

Modeling is anything that represents something else, usually on a smaller scale. Military commanders use physical and computer modeling to plan offensives. Modeling is helpful because it allows you to take a good look at something that is too big or impractical to see otherwise. If a tall beautiful person tells you he has a modeling career, he’s not a miniature version of something, but he does make money being a model. Outside the US, it’s often spelled with two l’s.

Definitions of modeling
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n the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)

Synonyms:
model, modelling
Types:
simulation
the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)
war game
a simulation of a military operation intended to train military commanders or to demonstrate a situation or to test a proposed strategy
Type of:
representation
an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent

n sculpture produced by molding

Synonyms:
clay sculpture, mold, molding, mould, moulding
Type of:
sculpture
a three-dimensional work of plastic art

n a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied

Synonyms:
modelling, molding, moulding
Type of:
carving, sculpture
creating figures or designs in three dimensions

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