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English noun: simulation

1. simulation (act) 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)

Broader (hypernym)model, modeling, modelling

Narrower (hyponym)war game

2. simulation (cognition) (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program

SamplesA simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated.

Synonymscomputer simulation

Broader (hypernym)framework, model, technique, theoretical account

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

Domain category membersextended time scale, fast time scale, slow time scale, time-scale factor

3. simulation (artifact) representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)


Broader (hypernym)representation

Narrower (hyponym)figure, globe, mock-up, planetarium, restoration, roughcast

4. simulation (act) the act of giving a false appearance

SamplesHis conformity was only pretending.

Synonymsfeigning, pretence, pretending, pretense

Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation

Narrower (hyponym)affectation, affectedness, appearance, make-believe, mannerism, masquerade, pose, pretend, show

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