Modeling Language Glyphs
Three Cat
March 16, 1997

Each component of the model is represented by a glyph, the name of the component and a definition, the meaning of the symbolism behind the glyph and a representation of the glyph that you can use in quick sketching, or shorthand notation.

Three Cat

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Glyph Etymology Symbology Quick
REAL CAT: Being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verifiable existence. Existing actually and objectively.
Real Cat: Well, after all, it is a model about cats... ;-)
CONCEPT CAT: A general idea or understanding, especially one derived from specific instances or occurrences.
To take to oneself; to take comprehensively
Concept Cat: The minimum number of strokes required to convey catness.
MECHANICAL CAT: Of or pertaining to machines or tools. Pertaining to, or governed by mechanics. Pertaining to, produced by or dominated by physical forces. Interpreting and explaining the phenomenon of the universe by referring to causally determined material forces.
Contrivance, machine--means, expedient
Mechanical Cat: A hard-edged version of real cat.


Definitions are paraphrased from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language New College Edition, 1976

Symbolism is taken from J.E. Cirlot's A Dictionary of Symbols¹, Carl G. Liungman's Dictionary of Symbols² J.C. Cooper's An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols³, or Hans Biedermann's Dictionary of Symbolismº.

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