Definition of modelling in English:


(US modeling)


mass noun
  • 1The work of a fashion model.

    ‘have you ever thought of a career in modelling?’
    as modifier ‘a modelling agency’
    • ‘Fashion modelling has existed for more than four centuries.’
    • ‘The institute's Delhi branch will be managed by seasoned professionals from the fields of acting, modelling and choreography.’
    • ‘The modelling and casting agency and the events departments have been initiated as a part of Phase 1.’
    • ‘I'd been doing some modeling and some acting in England, yes.’
    • ‘After nine years of modeling, the silver screen beckoned and a star was born.’
    • ‘He continues his modelling career between acting jobs and is based with a Manchester agency.’
    • ‘But the 18 year old, who took to the catwalk for the fashion week, has already learned that modelling is not all about glamour.’
    • ‘In fact, all through my modelling career my age stayed around 21.’
    • ‘What do you reckon, do you think we should give our modelling career one last shot?’
    • ‘So there's no modeling career down the road when you're done playing?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's just not a profession for me… modelling has showcased what life is all about.’
    • ‘And he has also been working for a series of modelling agencies around the UK.’
    • ‘So, her modelling career has been pretty much like her singing career, then.’
    • ‘‘Although I sometimes feel very tired, fashion modelling is still a very attractive job,’ she said.’
    • ‘She was signed by a top London modelling agency at the age of 15.’
    • ‘I'm sure this has absolutely nothing to do with New York and LA being the epicenters of acting and modelling.’
  • 2The activity of making three-dimensional models.

    ‘lessons included life drawing and clay modelling’
    • ‘There is a modeling clay that is nearly all silver once it is baked in your oven.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It began to import an English clay that allowed for much finer modeling of details.’
    • ‘Some students have been making wacky farmyard animals out of modelling clay, which will be out on display.’
    • ‘Pewter embossing combines the antique art metal techniques known as chasing and repousse - the hand modeling or embossing of thin sheets of metal for decorative effect.’
    • ‘As well as sketching, oil and water colour painting, clay modelling is also available.’
    • ‘Their works - be it be painting, clay modelling or videography - are great.’
    • ‘There were also storytellers, a dance teacher and a clay modelling expert to add spice to the children's activities.’
    • ‘Sometimes he also depends entirely on his modeling of the plaster to create the form - as in the upper part of the piece I allude to as the melting tombstone.’
    • ‘Plopped down about the meadow, and rimming it, are towering blobs of rock that resemble huge piles of modeling clay.’
    • ‘They constructed threedimensional representations of flowers in the block area using carpet squares and in the art center using modeling clay.’
    • ‘Zack and I spent last evening making modelling clay figures at the kitchen table.’
    • ‘I might even get some modelling clay and have a go at that too.’
    • ‘Another boy worked with his grandma on a fish smoking shed, creating endless numbers of kippers out of modelling clay.’
    • ‘From clay and modeling tools to kilns and how-to-books.’
    manufacture, manufacturing, mass production, building, construction, assembly, production, producing, creation, creating, putting together, fabrication, invention, forming, formation, moulding, forging, composition
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  • 3often with adjective or noun modifier The devising or use of abstract or mathematical models.

    ‘macroeconomic modelling and policy analysis’
    • ‘Reliability modelling is a common statistical and engineering technique used to ascertain the reliability and safety of alternative structures of systems.’
    • ‘Again, mathematical modeling has shown that disease progression may be caused by viral evolution.’
    • ‘In other words, classes in mathematical modeling can help change the academic culture of biology and ecology departments.’
    • ‘In painting, drawing, three-dimensional modelling and computer graphics, no other architect comes close.’
    • ‘Kinetic modeling showed that arrests are due to the formation of multiple bonds.’
    • ‘The essence of mathematical modelling is simplification.’
    • ‘Complex modeling, simulation, and engineering tasks are often broken into pieces and assigned to multiple systems.’
    • ‘Logistic regression modeling was used to estimate the odds of needle-stick injuries and near misses associated with various factors.’
    • ‘Morphological modeling or geometric modeling plays a key role in determining local three-dimensional flow feature.’
    • ‘The ‘problem formulating technique’ is central to theory and practice of mathematical modeling.’
    • ‘The comprehensive coverage of economic modelling, and productivity and efficiency analyses as well as workforce themes, is treated briefly in the following part.’
    • ‘Notice that modeling and simulation are necessarily close-tied together.’
    • ‘Mathematical modelling has been used to tackle this problem for many years, and a core approach is well established.’
    • ‘To architects who typically work in 2D to design buildings with square corners and vertical walls, such modeling may seem overly complicated.’
    • ‘As well as the one that we have discussed, human movement raises many problems that can be tackled by mathematical modelling.’
    • ‘The last three decades have seen major advances in description and modelling of the development of post-fire tree populations.’
    • ‘Where even this approach is unsatisfactory, the full complexity of three-dimensional modelling must be faced.’
    • ‘Geodynamics applies physical theory to dynamic geological phenomena, and is usually characterized by mathematical or numerical modelling and quantitative prediction.’
    • ‘Updating of its contents is most timely in view of the recent interest in mathematical modelling of oil field development techniques.’
    • ‘Experts say the results are an important step toward building quantum devices that could be used for quantum modeling and cryptography.’