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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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It is a time with much to commend it from a modelers point of view.
Here's some grim back-of-the-envelope math for insurers: Hurricane Florence may wreak $15 billion to $20 billion in covered losses from wind and coastal storm-surge, if the past is any guide, according to catastrophe modeler Risk Management Solutions.
Older modelers programmed their thread-safety after the fact by using mutexes, severely limiting the speed at which the computer can utilize multiprocessor capabilities.
The modelers then used the same methods to place progressively shallower muscles until the outermost muscles gave shape to a human or prehuman face.
These experienced modelers will demonstrate techniques in detail, giving the reader new methods to add to their own model building skillset.
The modelers, Holborn says, are assuming low take-up of flood coverage, but also assuming that personal-lines insurers will pay some losses due to flooding because of adjuster errors or contract ambiguity.
Kean, who taught herself to create models using free online tutorials and the advice of other modelers, usually takes a minimum of 30 photos of a building, which she then puts together using the software.
Catastrophe risk modeler Risk Modeler Solutions (RMS) has weighed in on how much Hurricane Irene will cost the P&C insurance industry.
After the meltdown, Emanuel Derman and Paul Wilmott, developed the following Modeler's Hippocratic Oath: (1)
While Katrina spurred insurers to ensure the valuations being used in the models were correct, modelers would invest heavily in improving their products.
ER/Studio version 7.5 offers support for XML schema generation, allowing data modelers and application developers to collaborate on service-oriented architecture (SOA) initiatives.