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sim·u·la·tion

 (sĭm′yə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of simulating.
2. An imitation; a sham.
3. Assumption of a false appearance.
4.
a. Imitation or representation, as of a potential situation or in experimental testing.
b. Representation of the operation or features of one process or system through the use of another: computer simulation of an in-flight emergency.

simulation

(ˌsɪmjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of simulating
2. the assumption of a false appearance or form
3. (Computer Science) a representation of a problem, situation, etc, in mathematical terms, esp using a computer
4. (Mathematics) maths statistics computing the construction of a mathematical model for some process, situation, etc, in order to estimate its characteristics or solve problems about it probabilistically in terms of the model
5. (Psychiatry) psychiatry the conscious process of feigning illness in order to gain some particular end; malingering

sim•u•la•tion

(ˌsɪm yəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. imitation or enactment, as of conditions anticipated.
2. the act or process of pretending; feigning.
3. an assumption or imitation of a particular appearance or form; counterfeit.
4. the representation of the behavior or characteristics of one system through the use of another system, esp. using a computer.
5. a conscious attempt to feign some mental or physical disorder.
[1300–50; < Latin simulātiō a pretense. See simulate, -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.simulation - 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)
war game - a simulation of a military operation intended to train military commanders or to demonstrate a situation or to test a proposed strategy
modelling, modeling, model - the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
2.simulation - (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer programsimulation - (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"
technique - a practical method or art applied to some particular task
framework, model, theoretical account - a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
time-scale factor - the ratio of the simulation time to the time of the real process
extended time scale, slow time scale - (simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is greater than one
fast time scale - (simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is less than one
3.simulation - representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)simulation - representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
figure - a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
globe - a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
mock-up - full-scale working model of something built for study or testing or display
planetarium - an apparatus or model for representing the solar systems
restoration - a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc.
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
roughcast - a rough preliminary model
4.simulation - the act of giving a false appearancesimulation - the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving
show, appearance - pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show"
pretend, make-believe - the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"
affectation, affectedness, mannerism, pose - a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
masquerade - making a false outward show; "a beggar's masquerade of wealth"

simulation

noun copy, reproduction, replica, imitation, duplicate, facsimile a simulation of the greenhouse effect

simulation

noun
1. An inferior substitute imitating an original:
2. A display of insincere behavior:
Translations
تَظاهُر بِ، تَصَنُّعتَقْليد، مُحاكاه
nápodobasimulace
efterligningsimulering
szimulálástettetés
eftirlíkinguppgerî, látalæti
napodobneninasimulácia
benzetimtaklittaklit etme

simulation

[ˌsɪmjʊˈleɪʃən] Nsimulación f

simulation

[ˌsɪmjʊˈleɪʃən] nsimulation f

simulation

n
Vortäuschung f; (= simulated appearance)Imitation f; (of animals)Tarnung f; his simulation of painseine simulierten Schmerzen
(= reproduction)Simulation f

simulation

[ˌsɪmjʊˈleɪʃn] nsimulazione f

simulate

(ˈsimjuleit) verb
to cause (something) to appear to be real etc. This machine simulates the take-off and landing of an aircraft.
ˈsimulated adjective
artificial; having the appearance of. simulated leather; a simulated accident.
ˌsimuˈlation noun
1. (an act of) simulating.
2. something made to resemble something else.

sim·u·la·tion

n. simulación, fingir un síntoma o enfermedad.
References in classic literature ?
Relying too much on the offensive weapons of their acute angles instead of the defensive organs of good sense and seasonable simulation, these reckless creatures too often neglect the prescribed construction of the women's apartments, or irritate their wives by ill-advised expressions out of doors, which they refuse immediately to retract.
And the third, simulation, in the affirmative; when a man industriously and expressly feigns and pretends to be, that he is not.
But for the third degree, which is simulation, and false profession; that I hold more culpable, and less politic; except it be in great and rare matters.
which is this last degree) is a vice, using either 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 in other things, lest his hand should be out of use.
The great advantages of simulation and dissimulation are three.
The gladiators in the lists of power feel, through all their frocks of force and simulation, the presence of worth.
He made believe to play, and uttered simulated growls that failed of the verity of simulation.
He came back, clawing frantically up the slope that gave him little footing; and he came back, no longer with poorly attempted simulation of ferocity, but impelled by the first flickerings of real ferocity.
But while they burned close up to his fingers, and while he made a simulation of prodigious puffing, his keen little blue eyes, under shaggy, grizzled brows, intently studied Michael.
At first he had been merely a good actor, but as time went on, simulation became second nature.
This unique adjuration came from the lips of a queer little man perched upon a wagonful of firewood, behind a brace of oxen that were hauling it easily along with a simulation of mighty effort which had evidently not imposed on their lord and master.
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