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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
See also: absolute, arrangement, build, case, code, copy, criterion, design, epitome, example, exemplar, exemplary, forge, form, guide, ideal, illustration, instance, laudable, make, norm, paradigm, paragon, paramount, pattern, precedent, principle, produce, professional, prototype, representative, rule, sample, specimen, standard, stellar, style, symbol, typical

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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For all drying conditions, the Midilli-Kucuk Model was the best descriptive model (Table 1).
A good descriptive model aims to describe the processes by which fact finders mentally process case evidence in order to reach verdict decisions.
D] such that there are purely descriptive model classes determined by a theory in some intensional theoretical augmentation of [L.
His concern with effective managing led him to a further elaboration of his integrative descriptive model of the managerial job.
Although sociocultural space could be a universal descriptive model in and of itself, it also forms a conceptual pair with sociocultural time.
The authors captured what they saw and built a descriptive model based on their findings.
This article addresses this inconsistency by presenting a data-driven descriptive model of logistics outsourcing strategy, based on grounded theory research methods, that explores the experiences of logistics professionals.
The data presented in the preceding chapters, as well as the broader survey data, provides the basis for a descriptive model of regional occupation in Chapter 14, and is placed within the broader context in Chapter 15.
Another example of a descriptive model is in creating a surface map of nutrients from soil test results.
We believe that these difficulties are rooted in confusion about whether the biopsychosocial model is (a) a theory and therefore empirically verifiable, (b) a philosophy and therefore logically consistent, (c) a descriptive model to expand the scope of clinical inquiry, (d) a belief system and therefore not subject to empirical proof, (e) a guide to practice and therefore with an implicit or explicit methodology, and/or (f) a vision of a way of practice.

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