simulate


simulate
simulation sim‧u‧la‧tion [ˌsɪmjˈleɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable]
an activity or situation that produces conditions which are not real, but have the appearance of being real, used especially for testing something:

• A computer simulation allows project engineers to study in detail the manufacturing process operations at the factory site.

— simulate verb [transitive] :

• The Project Management Game simulates a design and build project on a compressed time scale.

— simulator noun [countable] :

• A new computer simulator has been designed to teach drivers how to handle a skid.

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simulate UK US /ˈsɪmjəleɪt/ verb [T]
to produce a situation or event that seems real but is not real, especially in order to help people learn how to deal with such situations or events: »

The machine is designed to simulate disaster scenarios.

simulated adjective
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In the game, players are given titles in a simulated business environment.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • simulate — sim·u·late / sim yə ˌlāt/ vt lat·ed, lat·ing in the civil law of Louisiana: to make or carry out in a manner that does not express one s true intent a simulated sale of the debtor s property in which no consideration was paid Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • simulate — [sim′yo͞o lāt΄, sim′yəlāt΄] vt. simulated, simulating [< L simulatus, pp. of simulare, to feign < simul, together with, at the same time: see SAME] 1. to give a false indication or appearance of; pretend; feign [to simulate an interest] 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Simulate — Sim u*late, a. [L. simulatus, p. p. of simulare to simulate; akin to simul at the same time, together, similis like. See {Similar}, and cf. {Dissemble}, {Semblance}.] Feigned; pretended. Bale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Simulate — Sim u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Simulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Simulating}.] To assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign. [1913 Webster] The Puritans, even in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • simulate — (v.) 1620s (implied in simulated), from L. simulatus, pp. of simulare (see SIMULATION (Cf. simulation)). First record of simulated in sense of imitative for purposes of experiment or training is from 1966 (simulation in this sense dates from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • simulate — feign, counterfeit, sham, pretend, *assume, affect Analogous words: dissemble, *disguise, cloak, mask, camouflage: ape, mock, mimic, imitate, *copy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • simulate — ► VERB ▪ imitate or reproduce the appearance, character, or conditions of. DERIVATIVES simulant noun simulation noun. ORIGIN Latin simulare copy, represent …   English terms dictionary

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