1. Type. Modèle ŕ recopier.
2. Idéal. C'est mon modèle.
3. Maquette. Modèle réduit.
4. Représentation. Modèle graphique.
ETYM Latin, from Greek, a surface incision, also, and abridgment, from epi upon + temnein to cut: cf. French épitome. Related to Tome.
A brief abstract (as of an article or book).
Summary; collection of all characteristics, facts, etc., into small space; embodiment, essence.
ETYM A later form for ensample, from Latin exemplum, orig., what is taken out of a larger quantity, as a sample, from eximere to take out. Related to Exempt, Ensample, Sample.
1. A single item of information that is representative of a type; SYN. illustration, instance, representative.
2. Punishment intended as a warning to others; SYN. deterrent example, lesson, object lesson.
ETYM French modčle, Italian modello, from (assumed) Latin modellus, from modulus a small measure, dim. of modus. Related to Mode, Module.
1. A person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; SYN. poser.
2. Someone worthy of imitation; SYN. role model.
3. A representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale); SYN. simulation.
4. A representative form or pattern; SYN. example.
5. A simplified description of a complex entity or process; SYN. theoretical account, framework.
6. A type or class of product.
Simplified version of some aspect of the real world. Models are produced to show the relationships between two or more factors, such as land use and the distance from the center of a town (for example, concentric-ring theory). Because models are idealized, they give only a general guide to what may happen.
ETYM Cf. French original.
An original model on which something is patterned; SYN. archetype, pilot.
ETYM Old Fren. paragon, French parangon.
An ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept; SYN. idol, perfection, beau ideal.
A model of excellence or perfection.