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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 (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.
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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 or something) in (something)

To create a model figure of some person or thing in a given substance or medium. The artist models various characters from literature, film, and pop culture in scrap metal he collects from the junkyard at the edge of town. We'll model you with clay, and then use that model to create the statue.
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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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role model

An individual whose behavior serves as an exemplar to others. This expression, dating from the second half of the 1900s, alludes to acting out parts in a theatrical production. It appeared in the New York Times Magazine (June 26, 1977): “If the teacher was a ‘role model’ parents were obviously unaware of it.”
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Leading companies have developed MRM frameworks to mitigate model risk and to become more comfortable with their models.
The latest algorithm uses more-complex rules for choosing when to add ice to the crystal than the prior automaton models did.
Their levels of formal architecture education and training usually vary, and their domain knowledge of the area being modeled is usually low.
Motan added two larger three-bed models to its Luxor desiccant series.
The process portion of the model is centered on individual and group metacognition, which is surrounded by the course learning communities.
One company that chose to implement such a model is the Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Co., a manufacturer of horticultural products.
The Mustang 2066, 2076 and 2086 model skid-steer loaders offer SAE-rated operating loads of 2,000, 2,200 and 2,600 pounds, respectively.
(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.
The model as described by the authors also is supported by research that finds that group counseling is a much preferred intervention strategy for school-aged children than individual counseling (Greenberg, 2003; see also Rose, 1998; Tennyson, 1989).
Some models feature a form of steel--either carbon or stainless--for both the frame and slide, while others have steel for the slide and either aluminum or polymer for the frame.
The overall conclusion of the meeting was that models can be of great value, provided that their strengths and weaknesses are clearly understood.
Monetary policy analysis is commonly examined in the context of models with a greatly simplified mechanism of monetary transmission.
We discuss their interpretation under the following three statistical models: nonexistent laboratory-effects model, random laboratory-effects model, and systematic laboratory-effects model.
Like mentors, role models shape the direction youths take when determining their future, yet the commitment of time compared to the traditional mentor role is minimal.
The GMO model is based on a technique that describes the mold geometry in fixed rectangular meshes by means of area and volume fractions.
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