"modeling" in the noun sense
1. mold, mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture
sculpture produced by molding
2. modeling, modelling, molding, moulding
a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
3. model, modelling, modeling
the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
"modeling" in the verb sense
1. model, pattern
plan or create according to a model or models
2. model, mold, mould
form in clay, wax, etc
"model a head with clay"
3. model, pose, sit, posture
assume a posture as for artistic purposes
"We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
display (clothes) as a mannequin
"model the latest fashion"
5. model, simulate
create a representation or model of
"The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
6. model, mock up
construct a model of
"model an airplane"
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