sim·​u·​lat·​ed | \ ˈsim-yə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce simulated (audio) \

Definition of simulated

: made to look genuine : fake simulated pearls

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Examples of simulated in a Sentence

They are trained in simulated combat. Dummies are used in simulated car crashes.
Recent Examples on the Web Blough played well last week with only a few days of simulated walk-through practices against the Chicago Bears. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Something important did come out of the Detroit Lions' loss. Here's what it is," 8 Dec. 2019 But while these confrontations were largely simulated for the benefit of The Discourse, using them now as nothing more than an opportunity to reel off still more jokes and online snark is a self-evident dead end. Nathaniel Friedman, The New Republic, "Moments Without Truth," 21 Oct. 2019 Although the experiences are simulated, the specimens are real, and there are rock and fossil identification charts so kids can catalog their discoveries. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hunt for rocks and fossils at these 2 Wisconsin destinations," 18 Oct. 2019 The European Space Agency investigated how lunar colonists might 3-D-print using moon dust, and experiments on rats sent on a simulated Mars mission determined that the red-wine extract resveratrol would help preserve astronauts’ muscle function. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 16 Sep. 2019 Aaron spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station, the Moon or Mars. San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, Aug. 22," 22 Aug. 2019 Blood has long been simulated on-screen with corn syrup and food coloring, of course, combined in this case with chunks of material in a pressurized blood rig. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Undead hordes rise from the sea in delightfully campy Zombie Tidal Wave," 16 Aug. 2019 Nothing has ever been simulated in advance remotely as thoroughly as the Apollo missions: the hours of simulator training run into thousands. Oliver Morton, WIRED, "The Beauty and Madness of Sending a Man to the Moon," 4 June 2019 That means that every day, over 25,000 virtual versions of the company’s self-driving cars rack up around 8 million miles of simulated driving. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Waymo’s autonomous cars have driven 8 million miles on public roads," 20 July 2018

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First Known Use of simulated

1622, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of simulated was in 1622

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9 Jan 2020

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“Simulated.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of simulated

: made to look, feel, or behave like something : not real

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