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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.
See also: model, of

model (oneself or something) on (someone or something else)

To use something or someone as the basis, inspiration, or example for how something or oneself should be. They're modeling the experimental plan on similar systems already being used to great effect in Norway and Sweden. I've always tried to model myself on Albert Einstein in how I organize my life and work.
See also: model, on, something

model (something) on (something else)

To use something as the template or model for the way in which something else is created or developed. The mayor's ambitious social security plan is modeled after a similar system already in place in Sweden. You can model your lesson plans after ones from previous teachers.
See also: model, on

model (something) after (something else)

To use something as the template or model for the way in which something else is created or developed. The mayor's ambitious social security plan is modeled after a similar system already in place in Sweden. You can model your lesson plans after ones from previous teachers.
See also: after, model

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 company responded by introducing three "catalogs," or ultimate models, to its product offerings, including its standard model based on more than 100 years of data and the company's own research from the past two decades, a near-term view of risks over the next five years, and a seasonal catalog that's a reflection of likely outcomes for the upcoming season.
Applications: Certain models specialized for 10-20 L PC bottles, wide-mouth jars, small pharmaceutical and cosmetics bottles, and petaloid PET bottles.
Unfortunately, neither the DAG nor the Wall Chart provides a single generic model for instructional purposes.
AC model provides a reporter phenotype--skin papillomas--in response to both nongenotoxic and genotoxic chemicals (Pritchard et al.
Since such a valuation usually is not available for most share-based payments, FASB recognizes that most companies will use an option pricing model to estimate the value.
Both models agree that fewer deaths occur when more people are covered, but obvious differences also exist between the model results.
the presence of a Deaf Role Model involved in their program
The first step tackles the estimation of a model of the economy, including the unobserved natural rates of interest and unemployment.
Models of the component cover and ejector dies and undercuts are automatically generated based upon the component model and user-specified candidate parting direction and parting surface information.
R]) is based on the following classical (frequentist) statistics model.
The National Model emphasizes these characteristics as well as efficiency and effectiveness.
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.
The Krups model has an unusual design that combines features of the other units: The bowl spins around and the beaters also move from the sides to the center of the bowl.
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.