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late model

Especially regarding an automobile, of a relatively recent design or model. After I got my promotion, I decided to trade in my clunky old Volkswagen for a snazzy, late model sedan.
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be (a/the) model of

To be an ideal example or version of something. Julie is the model of academic excellence, so she will definitely be this year's valedictorian. He's a model of agility. You won't find a more athletic guy.
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model someone on someone

 and model something on something
to use something as a pattern for something; to use someone as a pattern for someone. I will model my house on the house we saw in the Mediterranean. She tried to model herself on her mother.
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model something in something

to make a model of something in a particular substance. She modeled the figure in clay. I modeled a bear in modeling clay.
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model on

To form, develop, or found something on the basis of something else: The architect modeled the plans for the new school on a beautiful old building.
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Despite this imperative, an observation was made that the modeling environments are often not designed to meet reporting, analysis and model validation needs.
There's a lot of interest on the parts of insurers in taking some of the catastrophe modeling techniques and applying them to industrial accidents.
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diameter modeling filament feeds the head and can be changed to a different material in one minute.
This conceptual modeling methodology is dynamic and population based; that is, the risk of infection manifests at the population level.
A cupola modeling program, developed by Modern Equipment Co and Norman Lillybeck of Deere and Co, was also provided.
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