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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.
See also: late, model

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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Key features and benefits of the Kalido Business Information Modeler include:
If information was submitted to a regulator, it would become public information, and the modelers were reluctant to divulge their modeling secrets in which they often had invested millions of dollars.
Boulder, Colo, Graftek, for instance, intends to adopt a new "kernel" solid modeler, called ACIS, for users wanting more than wireframe, Hotchkiss says.
It's no wonder we have problems," says atmospheric modeler Slingo.
the industry's leading business process management (BPM) company, today announced that more than 100,000 people have downloaded the process modeler since it was made available for free at www.
The system, based on NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines), displays real-time object slicing on a Unix computer, 3D Modeler connects to standard RS-232 ports and is driven by standard NC code.
To complete the simulation, the fastest supercomputers, which are very expensive to operate, require hundreds to thousands of hours, says Michael Schlesinger, a climate modeler at Oregon State University, in Corvallis.
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