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Model, modeling or modelling may refer to:

  • Conceptual model, a representation of a system using general rules and concepts
  • Physical model or plastic model, a physical representation in three dimensions of an object, such as a globe or model airplane
  • Scale model, a physical representation of an object which maintains general relationships between its constituent aspects
  • Scientific model, a simplified and idealized understanding of physical systems

Math, science and engineering[edit]

  • 3D model, a representation of any three-dimensional surface via specialized software
  • Computer model, a simulation to reproduce behavior of a system
  • Conceptual model (computer science), a representation of entities and relationships between them
  • Economic model, a theoretical construct representing economic processes by a set of variables and a set of relationships between them.
  • Mathematical model, a representation of a system using mathematical concepts and language
  • Model (mathematical logic), in model theory, a set along with a collection of finitary operations, and relations that are defined on it, satisfying a given collection of axioms
  • Model organism, a non-human species that is extensively studied to understand particular biological phenomena
  • Model theory, the study of mathematical structures using tools from mathematical logic
  • Solid modeling, a consistent set of principles for mathematical and computer modeling of three-dimensional solids
  • Statistical model, in applied statistics, a parameterized set of probability distributions
  • Surrogate model, a programmed mathematical entity, physically or empirically based, that represents a designable engineering device or system; sometimes designating "mapped coarse model" in space mapping


  • Model (art), a person who poses for a visual artist as part of the creative process
  • Model (person), a person in a role to promote, display, or advertise (often commercial) products or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art
  • Model (surname), various people with the name.
  • Role model, a person who serves as a behavioural or moral example to others


  • Eddie Taubensee (born 1968), baseball player who was known as "The Model"
  • Rick Martel (born 1956), professional wrestler known as "The Model"

Arts and entertainment[edit]


  • "Das Model", a song by the German band Kraftwerk
  • Model (band), a rock group from Turkey
  • Model, a song by Simply Red from their 1991 album Stars
  • "Model," a song by Avail from their 1994 Dixie (album)
  • Models (band), an alternative rock group from Australia
  • The Models, an English punk band


  • Business model, a framework of the business logic of a firm
  • Car model, a particular brand of vehicle sold under a marque by a manufacturer
  • Model (product), an identifier of a product given by its manufacturer (also called model number)

Psychology and neurology[edit]


Other uses[edit]

  • Modeling (NLP), neurolinguistic programing process of adopting the behaviors and beliefs of another person
  • MODEL or Movement for Democracy in Liberia, a rebel group in Liberia

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