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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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Another dynamic physical model, the slack rope board, consisted of a 15-inch cord whose endpoints were tacked 10 inches apart horizontally, one beside the other on a small bulletin board (see Figure 2).
The new laboratory and its 3D scaled physical model will allow scientists to develop thermal and solvent extraction processes (TSX) to recover bitumen from oil sands.
Indeed, the analogy between rapid shifts in computational behavior and physical changes of state has inspired mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, and others to explore physical models to obtain insights into precisely what makes many important computational problems hard to solve.
To ensure the accurate planning of the sludge removal and concrete infilling process and for discussion with external stakeholders, Thames Water commissioned AECOM to provide a physical model of the historic structures.
Optimize the project if necessary by making the necessary modifications to the physical model.
Recent trends in TCAD include physical model portability, multi- dimensional device and process simulation, high-performance computing, advanced automatic mesh generation, and 3D moving-boundary for oxidation and silicidation.
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.
The subject of the public contract is to create a physical model of VD Moravek to assess the safety VD Moravek during floods.
As a 12-year-old girl, Beaumont also was the Disney artists' physical model for her character.
As a result, the physical model may not be entirely accurate by the time we have completed building it.

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