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imitate, copy, simulateverb
reproduce someone's behavior or looks
"The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
create a representation or model of
"The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
simulate, assume, sham, feignverb
make a pretence of
"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
To model, replicate, duplicate the behavior, appearance or properties of
We will use a smoke machine to simulate the fog you will actually encounter.
Etymology: From simulatus, past participle of simulare, from similis; see similar.
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.
to assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign
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
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.]
The numerical value of simulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of simulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of simulate in a Sentence
I've had two meetings with the Socialist Party and I do not intend to have another one just for show, just to simulate that we are looking to achieve a result ... because the Socialist Party has until now given no contribution for it to be achieved.
This is exactly why were building quantum computers, this is a demonstration that quantum computers can allow us to simulate things that should not occur in the real world.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
We try to simulate the event as much as possible, a sport like archery where you might be outside for eight hours, we're not going to keep them here for eight hours but we'd do a longer session. Typically we'd come in here for an hour or an hour-and-a-half to give people a taster.
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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- simulieren, nachahmenGerman
- simis sum, similo, simulo, accedoLatin
- simule etmek, benzetmekTurkish
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