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1. <simulation> A description of observed or predicted behaviour of some system, simplified by ignoring certain details. Models allow complex systems, both existent and merely specified, to be understood and their behaviour predicted. A model may give incorrect descriptions and predictions for situations outside the realm of its intended use. A model may be used as the basis for simulation.

Note: British spelling: "modelling", US: "modeling".


2. <programming> The core part of a Model-View-Controller or similar software architecture; the part that stores the data and runs the business rules or algorithms.


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