What does Simulation mean?

Definitions for Simulationˌsɪm yəˈleɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. simulation(noun)

    the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)

  2. simulation, computer simulation(noun)

    (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program

    "a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"

  3. model, simulation(noun)

    representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)

  4. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning(noun)

    the act of giving a false appearance

    "his conformity was only pretending"


  1. simulation(Noun)

    Something which simulates a system or environment in order to predict actual behaviour.

  2. simulation(Noun)

    The process of simulating.

    Despite extensive simulation in the design phase, the aircraft failed to behave as expected.

  3. simulation(Noun)

    Assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true.

  4. simulation(Noun)

    The act of falling over in order to be awarded a foul, when a foul hasn't been committed.

  5. Origin: First attested in 1340. From simulacion/simulacioun, from simulation/simulacion, from simulationem, from simulo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simulation(noun)

    the act of simulating, or assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true; -- distinguished from dissimulation, which disguises or conceals what is true


  1. Simulation

    Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. The act of simulating something first requires that a model be developed; this model represents the key characteristics or behaviors/functions of the selected physical or abstract system or process. The model represents the system itself, whereas the simulation represents the operation of the system over time. Simulation is used in many contexts, such as simulation of technology for performance optimization, safety engineering, testing, training, education, and video games. Simulation is also used with scientific modelling of natural systems or human systems to gain insight into their functioning. Simulation can be used to show the eventual real effects of alternative conditions and courses of action. Simulation is also used when the real system cannot be engaged, because it may not be accessible, or it may be dangerous or unacceptable to engage, or it is being designed but not yet built, or it may simply not exist. Key issues in simulation include acquisition of valid source information about the relevant selection of key characteristics and behaviours, the use of simplifying approximations and assumptions within the simulation, and fidelity and validity of the simulation outcomes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Simulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Simulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pierre Peron:

    If you need a helicopter to get to a certain place, do you know who to speak to to get that to happen? Thanks to the simulation exercises, we do.

  2. Ryan Moorhead:

    People think we're out there and it's like a simulation war game or something like that. It isn't anything like that. It's more of an extreme action sport.

  3. Otis Brawley:

    Keep in mind it's a mathematical simulation, it's not a clinical trial, but [ Vogelstein is ] noting that a certain number of cases are due to replication error, DNA replication error, in normal growth.

  4. Alex Alemi:

    We did a full U.S.-scale simulation of 307 million individuals and thousands of outbreaks, to see who ended up infected and who did not, the takeaway is, you want to be as far away from as many people as possible.

  5. Matt Wall:

    E-cigarettes ... provide a very good simulation of traditional smoking (and) we have shown that using e-cigarettes with fMRI is an excellent paradigm for direct evaluation of the effects of smoking on human neurophysiology.

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