simulator

noun

sim·​u·​la·​tor ˈsim-yə-ˌlā-tər How to pronounce simulator (audio)
: 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
Recent Examples on the Web Pilots and crews train extensively to prepare for things going wrong In flight simulators, pilots practice how to handle scenarios like landing in low visibility, having to abort a landing, dealing with a fire on board, or working through various equipment failures. James Doubek, NPR, 15 May 2024 Racing games: Racing simulators and arcade-style racing games allow players to compete against each other or AI opponents. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for simulator 

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Word History

Etymology

simulate + -or entry 1

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of simulator was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Simulator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simulator. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

simulator

noun
sim·​u·​la·​tor ˈsim-yə-ˌlāt-ər How to pronounce simulator (audio)
: one that simulates
especially : a device that enables the operator to experience under test conditions events similar to those likely to occur in a real situation

Medical Definition

simulator

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