Model

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Model is a word with applications throughout Science with variations according to the subject matter under discussion. In general, it indicates an object which we study, not for its intrinsic interest, but because it is a formalized or simplified representation of a class of phenomena which can be studied easily.

Also a term for persons employed as human props to show clothes, cosmetics, or other goods and services in advertisements and other promotions. See fashion model.

See also: Model theory