Modelling vs. Modeling | Meaning, Spelling & Examples
Modelling and modeling are two different spellings of the present participle of the verb “model” (and the identical gerund) used to mean “display by wearing or posing” or to refer to the act of creating a representation or imitation of something.
The spelling tends to vary based on whether you’re using UK or US English:
- In UK English, “modelling” (double “l”) is standard, but “modeling” (one “l”) is acceptable.
- In US English, “modeling” (one “l”) is correct.
Modelled or modeled
Modelled and modeled are the past simple and past participle forms of the verb “model.” The same spelling distinction carries over to these past forms:
- In UK English, “modelled” is more common.
- In US English, “modeled” is correct.
Modeler or modeller
Modeler and modeller are nouns used to refer to someone who makes models (whether physical or abstract) or uses models to determine the implications of the information they provide.
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