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A Dictionary of Geography

Susan Mayhew

A representation of some phenomenon of the real world made in order to facilitate an understanding of its workings. A model is a simplified and generalized version of real events, from which the incidental detail, or ‘noise’, has been removed; an ‘abstraction of an object, system or process that permits knowledge to be gained about reality by conducting experiments on the model’ (Clarke in P. Atkinson et al., eds 2004). ... ...

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