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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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We modeled vaccine efficacy for the 1,000 postexposure vaccines by the magnitude of the vaccine's effect on reducing the rate of latently infected persons' progressing to disease (Figure 1).
Bertacchi feels he widened the envelope in that field when he modeled a 6-ft-long part produced with 11 valve-gate nozzles.
Figure 13 is an image of three vases modeled using tristimulus data measured from actual metallic paint samples and rendered using iBRDF.
As we have discussed in the section "The Object Model," the image object is modeled by the combinations of representations with their corresponding weights.
Finally, the decision to participate in the workforce is modeled in a relatively simple way that captures the time trends in participation over the past thirty years and the tendency for the participation rate to rise during periods of high employment.
"I would bet about 90% of companies would show that their losses were much greater than the modeled losses," Castaldi said.
Similarly, specificity was defined as the proportion of low-risk counties on October 1 that was correctly identified as such by the modeled risk map.