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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.

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

  2. simulationnoun

    The process of simulating.

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

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

  3. simulationnoun

    Assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true.

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

  4. simulationnoun

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

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

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

Freebase

  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. 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.

  2. Michael Hess:

    The simulations were a great opportunity to practice procedures and to coordinate decision-making for the mission management team, especially with respect to weather, simulation supervisors do a great job at picking cases that really make the team think and discuss.

  3. 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.

  4. Wu Yanhua:

    ( This simulation) is a critical milestone for the development of the Mars probe.

  5. Rick Ludtke:

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

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