sim·​u·​lat·​ed ˈsim-yə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce simulated (audio)
: made to look genuine : fake
simulated pearls

Examples of simulated in a Sentence

They are trained in simulated combat. Dummies are used in simulated car crashes.
Recent Examples on the Web Demos given onstage on Wednesday showed Alexa exhibiting more simulated personality with its intonation and efforts at humor. WIRED, 20 Sep. 2023 In a simulated environment, a disembodied skeletal arm powered by artificial intelligence lifted a small toy elephant and rotated it in its hand. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Aug. 2023 Peabody said the inflatable house often uses simulated smoke, but added that the feature was not in use Sunday due to the wind. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 18 Sep. 2023 The symphony features barking dogs, hunting calls and simulated gunshots by a percussionist. Cathy Free, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 As was the case over 25 years ago, about every 20 minutes there’s a simulated thunderstorm during which the animals cry out as lightning, thunder and drizzling rain fill the room. Linze Rice, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 Stickleback had just finished a simulated torpedo attack on the destroyer escort USS Silverstein when the sub lost all power and began an uncontrolled dive. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 4 July 2023 The right-hander recently threw his first multi-inning simulated game. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2023 And even without that outcome, many believe that viewing simulated immoral acts harms the actor’s own moral character, and thus perhaps the moral fabric of society as well. Danielle Bernstein, WIRED, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


from past participle of simulate

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of simulated was in 1622

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“Simulated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


: made to look genuine : fake
simulated pearls

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