Originating in the Italian term model it, the concept of model It has various uses and meanings, as can be seen in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE)
One of the meanings refers to what is taken as a reference to try to produce something the same . In this case, the model is a archetype . For example: "Tell the designer to follow the Johnston model to create the new container", "Taking as a model the Da Vinci machine, a company created a surprising aircraft", "Do you have any model on which I can base the form?".
The model can also be symbolic. It is said that certain people , for the moral quality of their actions, they are models or examples to imitate : "Mother Teresa of Calcula is my life model", "The soccer player assured that he does not pretend to be a model for children", "You could take Gandhi's life as a model and become someone more peaceful".
An artifact or device that is manufactured according to a Design pattern It can also be named as a model: "I bought a 2008 model car", "My wife surprised me with a latest model TV as a birthday present".
In the field of art it is also very common to use the term model. In this specific case, this refers to all those who are dedicated to posing for an artist so that he can carry out a painting, a sculpture or a photograph, among other types of works.
Thus, it is common that in the Schools of Fine Arts that exist in cities around the world there are models of this type, people who are professionally engaged in posing for students of different disciplines with the clear objective that they can learn little by little to capture the reality around them on a canvas or paper.
In the field of fashion , a model can be a type of clothing with certain particular characteristics or a person who is dedicated to display garments in parades and advertising campaigns: "The Spanish designer presented three models created with ecological materials", "Valeria Mazza is one of the most important models in history".
In this case we can establish that there are many types of models depending on the type of clothing in which they are specialized. Thus, for example, we can talk about underwear or lingerie models, sportswear models or bikinis. And all this without forgetting that there are also the so-called supermodels.
These in particular are characterized by the fact that they have a great reputation worldwide, who work basically for haute couture and the catwalk, which parade for the best dressmakers of the moment, which are followed by a multitude of people when they appear in the media covers and that have astronomical salaries for every job they do. In this sense, among the most famous supermodels are Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen or Cindy Crawford.
Within the scope of the economy and of the politics , there is talk of a model to refer to process carried out by a government to control and organize productive activities: "The neoliberal model has failed", "The success of the model can be verified through all kinds of statistics".