Definition of Simulation

1. 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).

Specialized synonyms: War Game
Generic synonyms: Model, Modeling, Modelling

2. 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"
Exact synonyms: Computer Simulation
Generic synonyms: Technique, Framework, Model, Theoretical Account
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Examples of category: Time-scale Factor, Extended Time Scale, Slow Time Scale, Fast Time Scale
Derivative terms: Simulate

3. Noun. Representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale).
Exact synonyms: Model
Specialized synonyms: Figure, Globe, Mock-up, Planetarium, Restoration, Roughcast
Generic synonyms: Representation
Derivative terms: Model, Model, Model

4. Noun. The act of giving a false appearance. "His conformity was only pretending"

Definition of Simulation

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

Definition of Simulation

1. Noun. Something which simulates a system or environment in order to predict actual behaviour.'' ¹

2. Noun. The process of simulating. ¹

3. Noun. Assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true. ¹

4. Noun. (soccer) The act of falling over in order to be awarded a foul, when a foul hasn't been committed. ¹

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Definition of Simulation

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Medical Definition of Simulation

1. Imitation; said of a disease or symptom that resembles another, or of the feigning of illness as in factitious illness or malingering; in radiation therapy, using a geometrically similar radiographic system or computer to plan the location of therapy ports. Origin: L. Simulatio, fr. Simulo, pp. -atus, to imitate, fr. Similis, like (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Simulation

simulated annealing
simulated hypertrophy
simulated military operation
simulation (current term)
simulative electronic deception

Literary usage of Simulation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Design and Analysis of Integrated Manufacturing Systems by W. Dale Compton (1988)
"simulation is an important tool in accomplishing this. The use of simulation for scheduling and control of production systems is a natural outgrowth of its ..."

2. Basic Research in Information Science And Technology for Air Force Needs by Bmsa, National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"simulation as a Design and Training Tool for HSI Another challenge for human interactions with complex IS&T systems is the need for realistic, ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1894)
"turnal epilepsy the seizure may be preceded by an asthmatic attack and be due to impeded respiration.—Hygiea, No. 2, 1893. FHP On simulation of Concentric ..."

4. Manufacturing Systems: Foundations of World-Class Practice by Joseph A. Heim (1992)
"This paper advocates simulation as the primary means for achieving total capacity management. It proposes the use of a common modeling language and common ..."

5. Papers on Psycho-analysis by Ernest Jones (1918)
"From the extensive and excellent work1 that has in recent years been done on the subject of simulation of insanity some conclusions stand out with peculiar ..."

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