simulation

noun
1. 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) (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑model, ↑modelling, ↑modeling
Hyponyms: ↑war game
2. representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
Syn: ↑model
Derivationally related forms: ↑model (for: ↑model)
Hypernyms: ↑representation
Hyponyms: ↑figure, ↑globe, ↑mock-up, ↑planetarium, ↑restoration, ↑roughcast
3. the act of giving a false appearance
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his conformity was only pretending

Syn: ↑pretense, ↑pretence, ↑pretending, ↑feigning
Derivationally related forms: ↑feign (for: ↑feigning), ↑simulate, ↑pretend (for: ↑pretending), ↑pretend (for: ↑pretense)
Hypernyms: ↑deception, ↑deceit, ↑dissembling, ↑dissimulation
Hyponyms:
4. (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
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a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated

Derivationally related forms: ↑simulate
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Members of this Topic: ↑time-scale factor, ↑extended time scale, ↑slow time scale, ↑fast time scale
Hypernyms: ↑technique, ↑model, ↑theoretical account, ↑framework

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  • SIMULATION — La simulation est l’expérimentation sur un modèle . C’est une procédure de recherche scientifique qui consiste à réaliser une reproduction artificielle (modèle ) du phénomène que l’on désire étudier, à observer le comportement de cette… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • simulation — sim·u·la·tion /ˌsim yə lā shən/ n in the civil law of Louisiana 1: the act of simulating 2: a contract that by mutual agreement does not express the true intent of the parties see also counterletter compare disguised donation …   Law dictionary

  • Simulation — 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Counterfeiting;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Simulation — (lat.), Vorstellung, Annahme des Scheins von etwas, Vorspiegelung; Vornahme eines Rechtsgeschäfts zum Schein (s. Scheingeschäft). Häufig, besonders seit Einführung der Arbeiterversicherungsgesetze, werden Krankheiten simuliert, um bestimmte… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • simulation — mid 14c., a false show, false profession, from O.Fr. simulation, from L. simulationem (nom. simulatio) an imitating, feigning, noun of action from simulare imitate, from stem of similis like (see SIMILAR (Cf. similar)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • simulation — Simulation, Simulatio, Hypocrisis. Par simulation, Simulate, Cic …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Simulation — (v. lat.), 1) Verstellung in positiver Hinsicht, als hätte man Etwas; dagegen Dissimulation, Verstellung in negativer Hinsicht, als hätte man Etwas nicht, was man doch hat: 2) so v.w. Scheingeschäft 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Simulation — (lat.), Verstellung, das Erheucheln des Vorhandenseins von etwas; Simulánt, ein Heuchelnder, bes. der eine Krankheit erheuchelt; simulieren, erheucheln, vorspiegeln, vorschützen; auch nachsinnen, grübeln …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Simulation — Simulation, lat. dtsch., Verstellung, Heuchelei; simuliren, vorgeben, heucheln; simulirte Krankheiten, vorgeschützte Krankheiten, welche in Wirklichkeit gar nicht bestehen; dissimulirte od. verheimlichte Krankheiten, welche wirklich vorhanden… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Simulation — (f), Tachinieren (n) eng malingering …   Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz Glossar

  • simulation — [n] imitation carbon copy, clone, copy, counterfeit, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, fake, image, likeness, match, mirroring, paralleling, reflection, replica, reproduction, sham; concepts 171,260,716 …   New thesaurus

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