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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.
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Building up of forms in three dimensions by means of plastic material such as clay or wax.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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