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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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Both the overall and 10-fold cross-validation risk estimate was 0.274 (std error=0.30) when evaluating the descriptive model of non-ambulatory patients with a classification tree.
For all drying conditions, the Midilli-Kucuk Model was the best descriptive model (Table 1).
In this paper the methodology and the nonlinear descriptive models for each of these genomes will be reviewed.
(41) If the descriptive model of evidence acts like a survey, then the normative model acts like a blueprint, illustrating a desired form that we might wish fact-finding inference to take.
They replace a static descriptive model of Hutterite society--which has served us well for thirty years--with a more complex post-modern vision of a culture evolving and mutating.
In his book "Managing," Mintzberg presented the same descriptive model he had developed in 1994, but this time he added the concern for managerial effectiveness (Mintzberg, 2009).
Although sociocultural space could be a universal descriptive model in and of itself, it also forms a conceptual pair with sociocultural time.
This planned research should lead to the creation of application design patterns which should be used as a descriptive model showing the correct and most effective way of programming the client-server communicating applications.
The authors captured what they saw and built a descriptive model based on their findings.
Based upon the results of this study it is recommended that the proposed model be viewed by stakeholders as a descriptive model and not a prescriptive model (Lambeth, 2008).

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