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Pronunciation:  `simyu'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
  2. [n]  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)
  3. [n]  representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
  4. [n]  (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program; "a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"

SIMULATION is a 10 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: computer simulation, feigning, model, pretence, pretending, pretense
 See Also: affectation, appearance, deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, figure, framework, globe, make-believe, mannerism, masquerade, mock-up, model, model, modeling, modelling, planetarium, pose, representation, restoration, roughcast, show, technique, theoretical account, war game



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sim`u*la"tion\, n. [F. simulation, L. simulatio.]
The act of simulating, or assuming an appearance which is
feigned, or not true; -- distinguished from dissimulation,
which disguises or conceals what is true.

Syn: Counterfeiting; feint; pretense.

Computing Dictionary

Attempting to predict aspects of the behaviour of some system by creating an approximate (mathematical) model of it. This can be done by physical modelling, by writing a special-purpose computer program or using a more general simulation package, probably still aimed at a particular kind of simulation (e.g. structural engineering, fluid flow). Typical examples are aircraft flight simlators or electronic circuit simulators. A great many simulation languages exist, e.g. simula.

See also emulation, markov chain.

usenet newsgroup: news:comp.simulation.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A process involving special x-ray pictures that are used to plan radiation treatment so that the area to be treated is precisely located and marked for treatment.
 Definition: the formulation and computer implementation of dynamic models i.e. models concerned with change through time. Simulation is a useful heuristic device, and can be of considerable help in the development of explanation.