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 processb : 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.
Recent Examples of simulation from the Web
Boubert and his colleagues offer another explanation, published Tuesday in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomy Society, based on telescope observations and computer simulations.
Original designer Will Wright's wildly popular series birthed the life simulation genre, whose offshoots include everything from simulated reality precursor Second Life to virtual reality experiences like AltspaceVR. 7.
NASA simulations estimate removing just two high-risk satellites per year starting in 2020 could halve the two-century growth rate; removing five could stabilize the debris cloud at current levels.
When an alert sounds during a simulation at the rail operations center, supervisors immediately bring all 83 trains in the system to a stop and then take cover themselves.
The same predictive technology has been used in airplanes, and has been proven adept at outmaneuvering Air Force pilots in simulations.
The simulation is part of the Memorial Day Air and Sea Show on Miami Beach on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
The ride has been compared to Disney's popular Soarin', at Epcot, another flight simulation.
The event is known as Field Day and is a simulation of how communications can continue when our national infrastructure is damaged after a natural disaster or emergency situation.
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Origin and Etymology of simulation
Middle English simulacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin simulation-, simulatio, from simulare
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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