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model

 [mod´'l]
1. something that represents or simulates something else; a replica.
2. a reasonable facsimile of the body or any of its parts; used for demonstration and teaching purposes.
3. to initiate another's behavior; see modeling.
4. a hypothesis or theory.
5. in nursing theory, an abstract conceptual framework used to organize knowledge and serve as a guide for observation and interpretation; see also conceptual model.
articulation m's a process of educational mobility in which programs work together to enable students to progress between levels of nursing education programs with the fewest possible barriers and repetitions of content.
conceptual model see conceptual model.
PLISSIT model a progressive design of sexual counseling that contains the four steps of permission, limited information, specific suggestions, and intensive therapy.

mod·el

(mod'ĕl),
1. A representation of something, often idealized or modified to make it conceptually easier to understand.
2. Something to be imitated.
3. In dentistry, a cast.
4. A mathematic representation of a particular phenomenon.
5. An animal that is used to mimic a pathologic condition.
[It. midello, fr. L. modus, measure, standard]

model

(mŏd′l)
n.
1. A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object.
2. A schematic description or representation of something, especially a system or phenomenon, that accounts for its properties and is used to study its characteristics: a model of generative grammar; a model of an atom; an economic model.
adj.
Being, serving as, or used as a model.
v. mod·eled, mod·eling, mod·els also mod·elled or mod·elling
v.tr.
1. To make or construct a descriptive or representational model of: computer programs that model climate change.
2. Psychology
a. To exhibit (a behavior) in such a way as to promote the establishment of similar patterns of behavior in another: The therapist modeled socially appropriate conversation.
b. To repeat (a behavior observed in another): The child was modeling her mother's nurturing behavior.
v.intr.
To make a model.

mod′el·er n.

model

EBM
A formal framework for representing and analysing a process (e.g.,  a clinical trial) or data relevant to a process.

model

A conceptual representation of a thing or concept. See Acucare model, Age-structured model, Animal model, Biopsychosocial model, Brownian rachet model, Civil defense model, Coalescence model, Compartment model, Component object model, Conceptual model, Conflagration model, Coronary Heart Disease Policy model, Danger model, David Eddy cervical cancer model, Demand model, Deterministic model, Discrete time model, Disney model, Effector inhibition model, Emergency Medical Services model, Event model, Extrapolation model, Five factor model, Fixed effects model, Failure rate model, Frailty model, Framework model, Group model, Hebbian model, HMO model, Hobson model, Homo economicus model, Independent Practice Association model, K Mart model, Kirk model, Linear model, Mathematical model, Mouse model, MPM–mortalities probability model, Needs model, Open access model, Partnership model, Point-of-service model, Prediction model, Prevalence model, Process model, Pyramid model, Radial unit model, Remodeling model, Risk adjustment model, RITARD model, Scissors grip model, SEIR model, Self-nonself model, Sinclair swine model, Sliding filament model, Staff model, Supply model, Three-tiered model, Two-tiered model.

mod·el

(mod'ěl)
1. A representation of something, often idealized or modified to make it conceptually easier to understand.
2. Something to be imitated.
3. dentistry A cast.
4. A mathematical representation of a particular phenomenon.
5. An animal that is used to mimic a pathologic condition.
[It. midello, fr. L. modus, measure, standard]

mod·el

(mod'ěl)
1. In dentistry, a cast.
2. A representation of something.
[It. midello, fr. L. modus, measure, standard]

Patient discussion about model

Q. how can models function without eating? whenever I skip lunch I find that I am not feeling well by the afternoon, and according to a magazine I read they basically live on ice(!), diet coke, champaign and cigarettes…

A. Champaign (as all alcoholic drinks) actually contains a significant amount of calories... :-) No one can function with out eating AT ALL, but they do get more used to eating LESS, and their body adjust itself (i.e. uses the food more efficiently) - it's harmful and may damage them in the short and long term, but it's possible.

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Existing research on logistics outsourcing processes primarily includes prescriptive models (Bagchi and Virum 1998; Sink and Langley 1997) and descriptive models based on empirical studies (Andersson and Norrman 2002; de Boer, Gaytan, and Arroyo 2006; Marshall et al.
At most, they indicate that changes were minimal (less than 12% according to the unexplained variations of descriptive model 2).
The previous descriptive models had established that a faculty member's rank subsumed much of the "years of experience" variable and that a lesser variable - years in rank - accounted sufficiently for the remaining experience differences.
Model d is thereby entered in Table 5 as the most probable descriptive model for the 1981 data set.
Doyle instructively explores Kantian liberalism as a descriptive model for the foreign affairs of contemporary liberal states; while Bernard Yack in turn carefully amplifies a murmur of inconsistency deep in the heart of Kantian fiberalism.
Ideally, a company would use this descriptive model to initially establish its advertising strategies when entering an international market.
Since MDS is almost always used as a descriptive model for representing and understanding the data, other considerations enter into decisions about the appropriate dimensionality such as interpretability, ease of use, and stability [10].
The article is organized in two directions: first briefly reviewing the literature on traditional and emerging decision theories and at the end by proposing the descriptive model of decision making process in crisis situations.
These often are described on a continuum, ranging from descriptive models, then predictive, and finally prescriptive.
Predictive and descriptive models may be combined with other data to help target marketing to those high-value customers and prospects who are most likely to respond.

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