Definition of simulation in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsimyəˈlāSH(ə)n/ /ˌsɪmjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

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  • 1Imitation of a situation or process.

    ‘simulation of blood flowing through arteries and veins’
    • ‘photographs showing simulation of sex acts’
    • ‘The postmodern media critic once asserted that this conflict did not happen, and was only a televised simulation of a war.’
    • ‘The simulation of conductive hearing impairment by occluding the ear with a finger is the basis of this test.’
    • ‘With simulation, medical students learn procedures that require repeated practice and perform tasks on virtual tissue.’
    • ‘Light boxes are most often used for light therapy, but dawn light simulation and light visors are also available.’
    • ‘Laboratory simulations have indicated that unrestrained and out-of-position children are at risk of serious injury.’
    • ‘They performed numeric simulations to determine the predicted sensitivity for a given number of blood samples and a given volume of cultured blood.’
    • ‘Pump simulation of these suction frequency values provides the best results, because prolactin levels increase when the frequency is physiologic.’
    • ‘Atomic-level simulations of proteins interacting with transition-metal ions have the promise of elucidating a wide variety of biophysical phenomena.’
    • ‘Similar applications can be seen for simulations of metal ions interacting with DNA and RNA.’
    • ‘All of the simulations were performed at room temperature.’
    1. 1.1The action of pretending; deception.
      ‘clever simulation that's good enough to trick you’
      • ‘Suppose I am trying to predict a decision you are about to make, and I am using pretence-based simulation.’
      • ‘This helps to explain why a simulation of the false believer is more demanding than a simulation of a pretend partner.’
      • ‘When no simulation is required, it should be equally easy to experience and report beliefs as desires.’
      • ‘That differential commitment is understood through a more accurate simulation of the false believer, who mistakes the counterfactual situation for reality.’
      • ‘It would appear that simulation and deceit were linked to the manifestation of power and fortune.’
      • ‘The law stresses the moral reprobation of simulation and the giving in to emotions.’
      • ‘Recitation is linked to simulation, deceit, stage fiction.’
      • ‘When they lack force, tyrannical natures are characterized by simulation and their behaviour by obliqueness.’
      • ‘There are alternations as regard falsehood and simulation in Gaius and Flaccus.’
      • ‘Duplicity runs throughout the description, where there is always conspiracy and simulation in the shadowy background.’
    2. 1.2The production of a computer model of something, especially for the purpose of study.
      ‘the method was tested by computer simulation’
      • ‘a visual simulation of a collision’
      • ‘simulation models will allow researchers to test different strategies’
      • ‘The new retail simulation program will help us here.’
      • ‘The simulations were conducted to provide additional evidence about whether rollover hedging could increase expected returns.’
      • ‘The bootstrap sampling was limited to 100 replications because of the computationally intensive nature of the simulation.’
      • ‘It provides user-friendly screen options for inputting data and accessing the results of the modelling simulation.’
      • ‘The learning activity was designed as a simulation and created with a computer program.’
      • ‘This title combines all the depth of simulation games with all the excitement of an action game, with some tactics to top things off.’
      • ‘Hockey fans won't find a better video-game simulation of their favorite sport.’
      • ‘In early simulation testing, they were able to handle twice as much data as previously.’
      • ‘It generates a computer power that can freely be applied to graphics, simulation tasks, or some mixture of the two.’
      • ‘The social sciences can now follow their fellow hard sciences into the age of simulation.’