1. In learning theory, the acquiring and learning of a new skill by observing and imitating that behavior being performed by another individual. 2. In behavior modification, a treatment procedure whereby the therapist or another significant person presents (models) the target behavior that the learner is to imitate and make part of repertoire. 3. A continuous process by which a bone is altered in size and shape during its growth by resorption and formation of bone at different sites and rates. 4. A process by which a representation of an entity is formed.

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mod·el·ing (modґəl-ing) 1. learning vicariously by observation and imitation, which can be used as a form of behavior therapy. 2. developing or using a hypothesis or theory.

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