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ˈsɪm yəˌleɪtsim·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imitate, copy, simulateverb

    reproduce someone's behavior or looks

    "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

  2. model, simulateverb

    create a representation or model of

    "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"

  3. simulate, assume, sham, feignverb

    make a pretence of

    "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

Wiktionary

  1. simulateverb

    To model, replicate, duplicate the behavior, appearance or properties of

    We will use a smoke machine to simulate the fog you will actually encounter.

  2. Etymology: From simulatus, past participle of simulare, from similis; see similar.

Wikipedia

  1. simulate

    A simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. Simulations require the use of models; the model represents the key characteristics or behaviors of the selected system or process, whereas the simulation represents the evolution of the model over time. Often, computers are used to execute the simulation. Simulation is used in many contexts, such as simulation of technology for performance tuning or optimizing, 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, as in economics. 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 modeling and simulation include the acquisition of valid sources of information about the relevant selection of key characteristics and behaviors used to build the model, the use of simplifying approximations and assumptions within the model, and fidelity and validity of the simulation outcomes. Procedures and protocols for model verification and validation are an ongoing field of academic study, refinement, research and development in simulations technology or practice, particularly in the work of computer simulation.

ChatGPT

  1. simulate

    To simulate is to create a representation or model of a situation or system so as to analyze it or predict an outcome. It often involves reproducing or mimicking the characteristics, behaviors, or actions of something, often using a computer or other technological means. It's often used in research, training, learning and experimentation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simulateadjective

    feigned; pretended

  2. Simulateverb

    to assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign

  3. Etymology: [L. simulatus, p. p. of simulare to simulate; akin to simul at the same time, together, similis like. See Similar, and cf. Dissemble, Semblance.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Simulate

    sim′ū-lāt, v.t. to imitate: to counterfeit: to pretend: to assume the appearance of without the reality.—adjs. Sim′ulant, simulating: replacing, or having the form or appearance of, esp. in biology; Sim′ular, counterfeit, feigned.—n. one who pretends to be what he is not.—ns. Simulā′tion, the act of simulating or putting on what is not true: imitation in form of one word by another: resemblance, similarity; Sim′ulātor, one who simulates.—adj. Sim′ulātory. [L. simulāre, -ātum, to make (something) similar to (another thing)—similis, like.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of simulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of simulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of simulate in a Sentence

  1. Anna Sophie Goschin:

    We make a lot of garments with a categorized sizing system, but with planning and designing digitally, we can simulate the garment before production in the 3D manner, working directly with the shape of the body.

  2. Olli Heinonen:

    You can repaint, and pour concrete, to hide radioactive residue or simulate the tests with non-nuclear material.

  3. Francesco Muschitiello:

    The Arctic Ocean has been warming up for much longer than we previously thought, and this is something that's a bit unsettling for many reasons, especially because the climate models that we use to cast projections of future climate change do not really simulate these type of changes.

  4. Julie Robinson:

    A Mars landing makes a space landing look like a walk in the park, you drop like a stone on Mars compared to how you land on Earth. We want to simulate and understand what would happen if they had just spent nine months on Mars.

  5. Guy L. Steele Jr., Tartan Laboratories:

    If the programmer can simulate a construct faster then the compiler can implement the construct itself, then the compiler writer has blown it badly.

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