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1. The act of being a model: When parents eat healthy food themselves, this modeling influences their children's dietary habits.
2. The act or art of sculpting or forming in a pliable material, such as clay or wax.
a. Representation of depth and solidity in painting, drawing, or photography.
b. Visual shape and texture of something regarded aesthetically, especially the human face or form.
4. The act of simulating a complex system by means of a model, especially a mathematical model.
5. The profession of being a model.


Building up of forms in three dimensions by means of plastic material such as clay or wax.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modeling - sculpture produced by moldingmodeling - sculpture produced by molding  
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
2.modeling - a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copiedmodeling - a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
sculpture, carving - creating figures or designs in three dimensions
3.modeling - the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)modeling - the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
representation - an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
simulation - the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)
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But with more feeling and discernment he would have recognized the noble beauty of its modeling, and the graceful severity of poise and movement, which made Edna Pontellier different from the crowd.
All Moscow repeated Prince Dolgorukov's saying: "If you go on modeling and modeling you must get smeared with clay," suggesting consolation for our defeat by the memory of former victories; and the words of Rostopchin, that French soldiers have to be incited to battle by highfalutin words, and Germans by logical arguments to show them that it is more dangerous to run away than to advance, but that Russian soldiers only need to be restrained and held back
He handled lawyers, courts and executors as a sculptor handles his modeling clay.
Besides drawing and painting, and modeling in wax, she could sing and play--all the accomplishments thrown away on a slave
But that discussion quickly became more constructive and it's clear that modeling remains an essential part of the industry's ability to manage catastrophe risks," said Paul VanderMarck, executive vice president of Risk Management Solutions.
The modeling approach to college algebra incorporates extensive use of graphing calculators and collaborative group work to help students develop mathematical models and use them to solve a variety of problems.
This dialogue led to a much better understanding of what modeling could and could not do to help.
The uncertainty regarding modeling these natural rates has many sources, but one of the most important seems to be the presence of structural change in the macroeconomy.
Approximations to the BRDF used in these rendering programs have been developed largely in isolation from the BRDF measurement and modeling community.
Since implementing mathematical modeling, Security Plastics manually inspects parts only once a day to verify the mathematical modeling technique's accuracy.
an Italian holding company specializing in consumer credit, has implemented Fair Isaac's advanced predictive modeling tools to improve risk assessment and portfolio profitability.
Predictive modeling often reveals new information regarding market segments or an insured's relationships to the insurance process that provide a new perspective on risk.

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