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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 (something)

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

v.
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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The classic method of modeling considers a population to be divided into distinct subpopulations: susceptible, infected, infectious, and removed (i.
Ward, Measuring and modeling anisotropic reflection, Computer Graphics Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 92 26(2), 265-272 (1992).
The modeling software calculates the pressure spikes to occur just as sand fills this region, quickly forcing air into the surrounding sand.
CISNET investigators are currently engaged in a wide range of policy-relevant modeling studies including the following:
There's uncertainty in the science and there's uncertainty within the modeling process itself," Clinton said.
In the past, modeling was not viewed as a regular production process and the group pointed to a significant shift in this thinking as today's business landscape requires strong financial modeling capabilities with relatively frequent model updates and accelerated cycle times.
Eventually, the physical modeling approach will extend to the company's other models, including hurricane, she said.
Modeling the toxicity of chemicals to Tetrahymena pyriformis using molecular fragment descriptors and probabilistic neural networks.
The computerized automation of RP modeling easily replaces the traditional, hand-built pattern that relies on two dimensional (2-D) drawing information.
This tool offers a level of control and standardization for our modeling process that we haven't seen anywhere else," says Robin Stewart, Senior Manager Customer Acquisition & Development for BMO Bank of Montreal Cardholder Services.
This conceptual modeling methodology is dynamic and population based; that is, the risk of infection manifests at the population level.
In the first few years following Andrew, consumers and regulators referred to the models as 'black boxes" and looked upon the modeling process with a great deal of skepticism.
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