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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)


Synonymsmodel


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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