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When is “L” doubled?

If I am using the word model in the context of financial models and the UK, then which of these words should I use? Also, are there any key difference in the meanings of the two?

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    @FumbleFingers and RegDwight: If this is a duplicate, please link to the duplicate. The Possible Duplicate listed (When is "L" doubled?) is not a true duplicate. The answer is the same, but the question has a different context than the listed Possible Duplicate, which is more general. A "see also" might be more appropriate than marking it as a duplicate. – jvriesem Apr 16 '15 at 20:11
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There is no difference in meaning. The single-L spelling is more common in the United States; the double-L spelling is more common in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. I don't know which is more common in other countries.

More detail is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences#Doubled_in_British_English

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    programmed, programming and programmer ? Do these three seriously exist with a single M? – user16269 Oct 9 '12 at 21:28
  • I'm a programmer and I frequently see 'build canceled' on Microsoft programming products. In fact, it seems that Microsoft were unable to tell a complainant how to change Microsoft Outlook to say 'Meeting Cancelled', despite a UK language pack being applied. – Cato Feb 5 at 15:37
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No, there is no difference between them. Modelling is the more common spelling in the UK, while modeling is the more common spelling in the US. Canada tends to use modelling, as do some Americans.

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