Meaning of modeling

mod•el•ing

Pronunciation: (mod'l-ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act, art, or profession of a person who models.
  2. the process of producing sculptured form with some plastic material, as clay.
  3. the technique of rendering the illusion of volume on a two-dimensional surface by shading.
  4. the treatment of volume, as the turning of a form, in sculpture.
  5. the representation, often mathematical, of a process, concept, or operation of a system, often implemented by a computer program.
  6. Also calledtherapy in which a particular behavior is elicited by the observation of similar behavior in others.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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