# Model facts for kids

**Model**, **models**, or **modeling** can mean: An abstract (idea, theory, simulation) or smaller approximation of an object or system for testing. (Like a car, building or ship.)

## Contents

## Ideas, concepts or software

- Business model
- Model (abstract), an abstract or conceptual object used in the creation of math to predict its behavior
- Causal model
- Mathematical model
- Scientific model
- Model Driven Engineering, a software development technique based on abstract models
- Metamodeling, a model of a model
- Molecular modelling, used to mimic the behaviour of molecules
- Geologic modelling
- The Standard Model, the theory in particle physics which describes certain fundamental forces and particles

- Computer model, a computer program which attempts to simulate an abstract model of a particular system, usually builds upon a mathematical model

- Model theory, study of the representation of mathematical concepts
- Mental model, a person's way of thinking of an idea or thought process
- Similitude (model), in engineering, used in the scientific testing of physical models
- Working Model, engineering software

## Physical or smaller objects

**Model (physical)**, a physical representation of an object- Solid modelling, study of unambiguous representations of the solid parts of an object
- Scale model, a replica or prototype of an object
- Model building, a hobby centered around construction of material replicas

- 3D model, a 3D polygonal representation of an object, usually displayed with a computer
- Model (computer games), in 3D computer graphics, a computer generated image of a character or an object

## Persons or occupations

- Model (art), a person who poses for purposes of art, for example in art school (often known as an
*artist's model*) - Model (person), a person whose occupation is to display products, e.g. a
*fashion model*- Supermodel, a person who attains celebrity status through fashion modeling

- Promotional model, a person who advertises a product or service
- Role model, a person who serve as a good example to others

## Other

- Walther Model, German general in World War II
- Movement for Democracy in Liberia, MoDeL
- Models (band), an alternative rock group from Australia

## Related pages

- Models of nature
- Modeling languages
- General-purpose modeling (GPM)
- Domain-specific modelling (DSM)
- Meta-modeling

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