Definition of simulation
1 : the act or process of simulating
2 : a sham object : counterfeit
3a : the imitative representation of the functioning of one system or process by means of the functioning of another <a computer simulation of an industrial process>b : examination of a problem often not subject to direct experimentation by means of a simulating device
Examples of simulation in a sentence
a computer simulation of spaceflight
a simulation of the planet's surface
They use computer simulation to predict weather conditions.
Origin and Etymology of simulation
Middle English simulacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin simulation-, simulatio, from simulare
First Known Use: 14th century
SIMULATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of simulation for English Language Learners
: something that is made to look, feel, or behave like something else especially so that it can be studied or used to train people
Additional Notes on simulation
Although a simulation does not have effect as between the parties, its lack of effect may not be asserted against third parties, such as creditors or bona fide purchasers, to avoid liability.
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