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noun antetype, archetype, copy, copy in miniature, design, example, exemplar, exemplum, gauge, guide, ideal, image, imitation, miniature, mold, paradigm, paragon, pattern, plan, precedent, prototype, replica, representation, sample, specimen, standard
Associated concepts: Model Code
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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.

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In recent years, mathematicians such as Osinga have started knitting and crocheting concrete physical models of hard-to-visualize mathematical objects.
Uniloy was able to verify the details by comparing the CAD model to the physical model.
One dynamic physical model, the spool elevating system (Hines, 2002), consisted of an arrangement of spools of varying circumference, a cord with a weighted object attached at one end that could be connected to any of the spools, and a ruler to measure the position of the object (see Figure 1).
I will design a 4D physical model of the early mouse embryo providing accurate cell dynamics predictions.
These results are significant in that they strongly suggest that the anode hole injection model either is incorrect or must be significantly modified as a physical model responsible for dielectric breakdown in ultrathin gate dielectrics.
Chayes and her coworkers have investigated similar behavior in a physical model known as the Potts magnet.
LOS ANGELES -- AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, recently used Rapid Model Prototyping (RMP) technology to deliver a physical model of historic structures comprising London's Beckton Sewage Treatment Works as part of enabling works by Thames Water for the Lee Tunnel.
The physical model ]measuring three to lout feet in wingspan] validates the simulation, to see if the simulation is giving us the right answers.
These results provide the fundamental understanding necessary to help resolve the correct physical model for thin gate oxide wear-out and breakdown.
By its most basic definition, rapid prototyping is the use of various additive processes to produce a solid, three dimensional physical model directly from computer aided design (CAD) data.
A physical model can help you understand a complicated mathematical surface better than a picture of it on a two-dimensional screen, says Clifford A.
The conversion process often takes more time than the SLA takes to build the physical model.

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