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Pronunciation: mod'el-ing


  1. In learning theory, the acquiring and learning of a new skill by observing and imitating that behavior as 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 add to 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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