simulator

noun
sim·​u·​la·​tor | \ ˈsim-yə-ˌlā-tər How to pronounce simulator (audio) \

Definition of simulator

: one that simulates especially : a device that enables the operator to reproduce or represent under test conditions phenomena likely to occur in actual performance

Examples of simulator in a Sentence

a flight simulator used by pilots

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Pilots also practice low altitude turns with malfunctions, such as an engine failure or hydraulic failure, in the simulator regularly. John Cox, USA TODAY, "Ask the Captain: Is my pet safe in the cargo hold? Why do planes turn soon after takeoff?," 15 Aug. 2019 The plane's return has been pushed back several times, most recently after Federal Aviation Administration pilots found a new flaw while testing Boeing software changes in a flight simulator. CBS News, "Boeing says costs from the 737 Max will rise to $4.9 billion," 19 July 2019 Lauren played in the simulator that her mother built to test in-flight programs and inadvertently led Hamilton to rethink her strategy. Scottie Andrew And Katherine Dillinger, CNN, "Her software put men on the moon. Fifty years later, Margaret Hamilton got a glowing moonlit tribute," 19 July 2019 Both were experts in aircraft stability, but Kraft had opposed the LLRV and LLTV programs from the start, contending that free-flying vehicles were too dangerous and a lunar module simulator could handle the job of training crew. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio engineer’s ‘Flying Bedstead’ helped put man on the moon," 19 July 2019 But Neil had a considerable amount of experience in the lunar module simulator and in the lunar-landing research training vehicle. Jennifer Bogo, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of Apollo 11," 18 July 2019 The plane’s return, however, has been pushed back several times, most recently after FAA pilots found a new flaw while testing Boeing software changes in a flight simulator. Washington Post, "Southwest cancellations will rise due to grounded Boeing jet," 18 July 2019 Dwight was waiting for his turn in the simulator, about to put on his spacesuit, when the news arrived that the training exercise was canceled. Emily Ludolph, New York Times, "Ed Dwight Was Set to Be the First Black Astronaut. Here’s Why That Never Happened.," 16 July 2019 These were later turned into a simulator for the real Space Camp and used in Huntsville from 1986 to 2012 or so. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al.com, "Secrets of the ’80s ‘SpaceCamp’ movie, revealed," 3 July 2019

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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simulator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of simulator

: a machine that is used to show what something looks or feels like and is usually used to study something or to train people

simulator

noun
sim·​u·​la·​tor | \ ˈsim-yə-ˌlāt-ər How to pronounce simulator (audio) \

Medical Definition of simulator

: a device that enables the operator to reproduce or represent under test conditions phenomena likely to occur in actual performance a driving simulator used to study behavior in highway emergencies

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