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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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The clock struck twelve, and the model with a cry of relief stepped down from the stand.
Carey's never studied before, you won't mind helping him a little just at first will you?" Then she turned to the model. "La Pose."
When Philip entered, the people in the studio had looked at him curiously, and the model gave him an indifferent glance, but now they ceased to pay attention to him.
Some companies have established MRM officers to lead the model risk management function.
To overcome the gaps in knowledge about snowflake formation, the model includes seven adjustable settings that enable the researchers to control the rates and thresholds in their simulated processes.
If the right level of abstraction is not chosen, the model is useless to those who need it the most.
What's more, the main industry requirement is that the model is a standard size 8.
Sterling came out with the smallest member of its gravimetric SGBD Series, the model 150, which can blend up to four components at 10 to 150 lb/hr.
At its May 11, 2006, meeting, the MTC's Executive Committee directed its staff to consult with interested parties about possible amendments to the Model Statute.
The purpose of this study was to determine the self-perceived learning gains that occurred as a result of the model implementation.
The model assumes that stock prices will increase at the risk-free interest rate (B15) minus the expected dividend yield (B16), then plus or minus the price volatility (B12) assumed for the stock.
The model was also attractive because it has a low background tumor incidence in its first 12 months.