What does simulation mean?

Definitions for simulation
ˌsɪm yəˈleɪ ʃənsim·u·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. simulationnoun

    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 simulationnoun

    (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, simulationnoun

    representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)

  4. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningnoun

    the act of giving a false appearance

    "his conformity was only pretending"

Wiktionary

  1. simulationnoun

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

  2. simulationnoun

    The process of simulating.

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

  3. simulationnoun

    Assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true.

  4. simulationnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Simulationnoun

    That part of hypocrisy which pretends that to be which is not.

    Etymology: simulation, French; simulatio from simulo, Latin.

    Simulation is a vice rising of a natural falseness, or fearfulness; or of a mind that hath some main faults; which because a man must needs disguise, it maketh him practise simulation. Francis Bacon.

    For the unquestionable virtues of her person and mind, he well expressed his love in an act and time of no simulation towards his end, bequeathing her all his mansion-houses, and a power to dispose of his whole personal estate. Henry Wotton.

    For distinction sake, a deceiving by word is commonly called a lie; and deceiving by actions, gestures, or behaviour, is called simulation or hypocrisy. Robert South, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Simulation

    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. simulation

    Simulation is a method or process of imitating a real-life situation, system, or environment, often using a computer program or digital model. It allows for exploration, experimentation, analysis, and learning in a controlled and risk-free setting, and is often used for testing, design, training, research, and education in various fields such as engineering, healthcare, military, gaming, and more. It replicates reality by creating a virtual copy of an event or phenomenon, which can be manipulated to study its behavior, outcomes or probabilities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simulationnoun

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

Wikidata

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. simulation

    The vice of counterfeiting illness or defect, for the purpose of being invalided.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. simulation

    The vice of counterfeiting illness or defect, for the purpose of being invalided.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of simulation in a Sentence

  1. Carey Balaban:

    The way we view this is that it's an area for active research, i'm currently doing some research sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, where we're looking at using computer simulation and a variety of physical and biological models to just get an idea of what are likely possibilities.

  2. Marco Giuranna:

    Remarkably, we saw that the atmospheric simulation and geological assessment, performed independently of each other, suggested the same region of provenance of the methane, which is situated about 500 km east of Gale, this is very exciting and largely unexpected.

  3. Rick Ludtke:

    We don't know if he is describing glitches in the simulation, or if it's actually an MCAS misbehavior.

  4. 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.

  5. Chief Executive Joe Kaeser:

    I think what we see, in a way, is two worlds out there in China. Automation capex is really, really light, what we do see though... is significant growth in software, which is a nice development to see because China has traditionally been a bit slow to introduce modern ways of simulation.

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