1. The word 'model' is used in terms of 's … 1. The word 'model' is used in terms of 'scientific model' describing "an imperfect or idealized representation of a physical system" in order "to make a particular part or feature of the world easier to understand, define, quantify, visualize, or simulate by referencing it to existing and usually commonly accepted knowledge." and usually commonly accepted knowledge."
, A formal model is a symbolic assertion in logical terms of an idealized relatively simple situation sharing the structural properties of the original factual system.
, In the OpEnMod Initiative context, the term model generally refers to computational models.