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Definition 1: the act of giving a false appearance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where simulation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his conformity was only pretending

Synonyms for simulation in the sense of this definition

(simulation is a kind of ...) the act of deceiving

(... is a kind of simulation ) pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

"they try to keep up appearances" "that ceremony is just for show"

(... is a kind of simulation ) the enactment of a pretense

"it was just pretend"

(... is a kind of simulation ) a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

(... is a kind of simulation ) making a false outward show

"a beggar's masquerade of wealth"

Definition 2: the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training) - [noun denoting act]

(simulation is a kind of ...) the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)

(... is a kind of simulation ) a simulation of a military operation intended to train military commanders or to demonstrate a situation or to test a proposed strategy

Definition 3: representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for simulation in the sense of this definition

(simulation is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of simulation ) a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)

"he made a figure of Santa Claus"

(... is a kind of simulation ) a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented

(... is a kind of simulation ) full-scale working model of something built for study or testing or display

(... is a kind of simulation ) an apparatus or model for representing the solar systems

(... is a kind of simulation ) a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc.

(... is a kind of simulation ) a rough preliminary model

Definition 4: (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where simulation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated

Synonyms for simulation in the sense of this definition

(simulation is a kind of ...) a practical method or art applied to some particular task

(simulation is a kind of ...) a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process

"the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"

(simulation belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

(simulation is the domain which ... is member of) the ratio of the simulation time to the time of the real process

(simulation is the domain which ... is member of) (simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is greater than one

(simulation is the domain which ... is member of) (simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is less than one

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