Definition of modelling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒd(ə)lɪŋ/
(US modeling)


[mass noun]
1The work of a fashion model: have you ever thought of a career in modelling? [as modifier]: a modelling agency
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  • He continues his modelling career between acting jobs and is based with a Manchester agency.
  • Women certainly seem to take centre stage when it comes to the world of fashion and modelling, and the few men in the profession appear to be a class apart.
  • ‘Although I sometimes feel very tired, fashion modelling is still a very attractive job,’ she said.
2The activity of making three-dimensional models: lessons included life drawing and clay modelling
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  • Their works - be it be painting, clay modelling or videography - are great.
  • As well as sketching, oil and water colour painting, clay modelling is also available.
  • In terms of both modelling and the decoration applied to his surface - a cross-eyed butterfly caught in the gaze of a greedy frog - he is a tour-de-force.
3 [often with adjective or noun modifier] The devising or use of abstract or mathematical models: macroeconomic modelling and policy analysis
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  • Updating of its contents is most timely in view of the recent interest in mathematical modelling of oil field development techniques.
  • The essence of mathematical modelling is simplification.
  • As well as the one that we have discussed, human movement raises many problems that can be tackled by mathematical modelling.
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