Model vs Scheme - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between model and scheme

is that model is template while scheme is .



(wikipedia model)

Alternative forms

* modell


(en noun)
  • A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing.
  • A person, usually an attractive female, hired to show items or goods to the public, such as items given away as prizes on a TV game show.
  • A representation of a physical object, usually in miniature.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I had my father's signet in my purse, / Which was the model of that Danish seal.
  • * Addison
  • You have the models of several ancient temples, though the temples and the gods are perished.
  • A simplified representation used to explain the workings of a real world system or event.
  • A style, type, or design.
  • The structural design of a complex system.
  • A successful example to be copied, with or without modifications.
  • He was a model of eloquence and virtue.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=70, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Engineers of a different kind , passage=Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers.
  • (logic) An interpretation function which assigns a truth value to each atomic proposition.
  • (logic) An interpretation which makes a certain sentence true, in which case that interpretation is called a model of that sentence.
  • A particular style, design, or make of a particular product.
  • (manufacturing) An identifier of a product given by its manufacturer (also called model number).
  • Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thou seest thy wretched brother die, / Who was the model of thy father's life.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * abstract model * animal model * arbitrage pricing model * business model * causal model * commercial model * computer model * conceptual model * data model * database model * Document Object Model * economy model * enterprise architecture model * entity-relationship model * fashion model * fetish model * fitness model * glamour model * information model * late model * mark to model * mathematical model * mental model * model aircraft * model checking * model organism * model solution * model theory * modelizer * modelly * multimodel * off-model * plamodel * production model * relational model * role model * runway model * scale model * scientific model * spokesmodel * supermodel * waterfall model * water-line model * view model


  • Worthy of being a model; exemplary.
  • * (rfdate), Blackwood's Magazine , volume 289, page 525:
  • At our approach the animals made so much noise that the owners of the hut peered round the door to see what was the matter; outwardly rather less model than the farm, there appeared two ancient Basques, emblematically black-bereted, gnarled [...]
  • * 1898 , John Thorburn, The St. Andrew's Society of Ottawa: 1846-1897 : sketch , page 40:
  • [...] from the land of your origin, because you demand the claims of those who believe it more model than yours, [...]
  • * 1932 , Nora Fugger, James Austin Galaston (translator), The Glory of the Habsburgs: the Memoirs of Princess Fugger , page 35:
  • Methods of game-preservation in their extensive and well-stocked hunting-grounds were as model as the huntsmanlike management of the hunts.
  • * 1934 , Charles Ryle Fay, Imperial economy and its place in the formation of economic doctrine, 1600-1932 , page 143:
  • [...] and we press with special severity on one small country whose agriculture is as model as is her way of rural life.
  • * 1956 , Stephen Rynne, All Ireland , page 54:
  • True, it is an untidy county; the farmhouses are much more model' than the farms (when we reach Antrim we shall find that the farms are more ' model than the farmhouses).
  • * 1968 , American County Government , volume 33, page 19:
  • But not all the exchanges were as model as the sergeant. Some of the exchangees showed a rigidity and reluctance to adapt.
  • * 1999 , Michael D. Williams, Acquisition for the 21st century: the F-22 Development Program , page 113:
  • It is as model as you can get.
  • * 2002 , Uma Anand Segal, A framework for immigration: Asians in the United States , page 308:
  • While Asians have been perceived as the model minority, it is increasingly clear that some Asian groups are more model than are others, and even within these model groups, a division exists [...]
  • * 2010 , Eleanor Coppola, Notes on a Life , page 140:
  • All were neat and well kept which added to the sense that they were more model than real.


    * (worthy of being a model) ideal


  • To display for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing while performing the role of a fashion model.
  • She modelled the shoes for her friends to see.
  • To use as an object in the creation of a forecast or model.
  • They modelled the data with a computer to analyze the experiment’s results.
  • To make a miniature model of.
  • He takes great pride in his skill at modeling airplanes.
  • To create from a substance such as clay.
  • The sculptor modelled the clay into the form of a dolphin.
  • To make a or models.
  • To be a model of any kind.
  • The actress used to model before being discovered by Hollywood.


    * modelise, US modelize



    (wikipedia scheme)


    (en noun)
  • A systematic plan of future action.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=Ideas coming down the track, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=13 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=A “moving platform” scheme
  • A plot or secret, devious plan.
  • An orderly combination of related parts.
  • * John Locke
  • the appearance and outward scheme of things
  • * Atterbury
  • such a scheme of things as shall at once take in time and eternity
  • * J. Edwards
  • arguments sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy
  • * Macaulay
  • The Revolution came and changed his whole scheme of life.
  • A chart or diagram of a system or object.
  • * South
  • to draw an exact scheme of Constantinople, or a map of France
  • (mathematics) A type of topological space.
  • (UK, chiefly, Scotland) A council housing estate.
  • * 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 101:
  • It was all too dear. They all just put their prices up because it was out in the scheme .
  • (rhetoric) An artful deviation from the ordinary arrangement of words.
  • (astrology) A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • a blue case, from which was drawn a scheme of nativity
  • Part of a uniform resource identifier indicating the protocol or other purpose, such as http: or news:.
  • Usage notes

    In the US, generally has devious connotations, while in the UK, frequently used as a neutral term for projects: “The road is closed due to a pavement-widening scheme.”


    * (a systematic plan of future action) blueprint


  • To plot, or contrive a plan.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 26 , author=Tasha Robinson , title=Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits : , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=The openly ridiculous plot has The Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) scheming to win the Pirate Of The Year competition, even though he’s a terrible pirate, far outclassed by rivals voiced by Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek. }}


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