What does simulation mean?

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

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. simulation(Noun)

    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. simulation(Noun)

    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. simulation(Noun)

    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. simulation(Noun)

    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. 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

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. Carey Balaban:

    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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Giorgio Chiellini:

    The only thing he did wrong today was the simulation (faking injury), that he surely wont repeat, but hes here to learn, hes a very positive figure and he certainly didnt deserve the insults he received.

  5. 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.

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