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MODEL. A machine made on a small scale to show the manner in which it is to be worked or employed.
     2. The Act of Congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires an inventor who is desirous to take out a patent for his invention, to furnish a model of his invention, in all cases which admit of representation by model, of a convenient size to exhibit advantageously its several parts.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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AAACN convened a group of organizational leaders to update the conceptual model to include the evolution of changes in each of the three concepts (see Figure 3).
Firstly, we assemble M&S components according to an EW scenario on the basis of the EW Reference Conceptual Model. Secondly, we use common templates for the component specifications that are the embodiment of elements in the EW Reference Conceptual Model.
Over the past 50 years, a number of conceptual models describing the pathogenesis of periodontal disease have been presented based on existing knowledge at the time.
After the participant pool has been organized, we propose a starting conceptual model informed by the appropriate scientific literature, presenting the group with a "prior" model to be updated by participants' input.
Conceptual models can be defined as models that improve our understanding of systems and their behavior (compare with Grimm [1994], Mylopoulos [1992], Haefner [2005]).
This paper describes a study directed towards evaluation of the conceptual model of the learning path specification.
Some important issues must be considered, such as the definition of conceptual model and conceptual model requirements, conceptual model development methodology, conceptual model representation and communication rules (Robinson, 2006).
A conceptual model can be defined as a thermal; concept, relation and function (Andrade et al, 2004).

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