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Definition of "simulation" []

  • The act or process of simulating. (noun)
  • An imitation; a sham. (noun)
  • Assumption of a false appearance. (noun)
  • Imitation or representation, as of a potential situation or in experimental testing. (noun)
  • Representation of the operation or features of one process or system through the use of another: computer simulation of an in-flight emergency. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "simulation" in a sentence
  • "Frasca says that instead the gratification for [participants in simulation] is not the one of the professional actor but rather the one of the child who plays make-believe."
  • "Indeed, some players have assumed the simulation is a crystal ball."
  • "In my opinion, what differentiates a game from a simulation is the motivation factor."