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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 language or mode of communication Deaf Role Models and teachers use
This reduction in welfare arises in the context of a class of models that economists often use to characterize the workings of the economy--the so-called New Neoclassical Synthesis (NNS).
Also, the underlying dexel-based method can be used on both polyhedral models and advanced curved surface models (though only polyhedral implementations have been developed at this time).
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Modified by Robert Merton to incorporate the payment of cash dividends, the resulting model (Black-Scholes-Merton, or BSM) has been widely used to value exchange-traded put and call options.
The following approaches illustrate the activities found useful to make this model succeed: a leadership team, counselor education, and a framework for practicing counselors.
According to the standard model, known as the core-accretion model, making Jupiter required the initial formation of a solid core 5 to 10 times Earth's mass.
These three models are also the most expensive of the group.
Changes that RMS made to its models included reflecting climate variability in the modeling of event frequency, increasing the differentiation between individual risks, and driving toward models that are as comprehensive as possible, VanderMarck said.
Features: Two three-station models and one four-station unit.
A practitioner familiar with the legacy model--or someone seeing it for the first time in the coordination draft of MIL-STD-499C--can readily understand the models presented in this article.
Tennant RW, interview with author, 2003) </pre> <p>The clear implication of these evaluation efforts was that there was a need for animal models that could identify nonmutagenic carcinogens.
In making this decision CPAs should understand that employee share options differ from the usual exchange-traded options most models were developed to value in a number of ways.
In the United States, mathematical models are familiar, everyday tools in engineering, business, and military applications and in most sciences.
At the same time artists were experimenting with the built model as a medium: Harald Klingelholler constructed his sculptures out of cardboard, a much-used material for models; Reinhard Mucha built architectural and exhibition models from pieces of furniture; Thomas Schutte peopled his models with little figures and began making his brico-lage constructions.
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