• Something that simulates a system or environment in order to predict actual behaviour.
  • The process of simulating.
  • A video game designed to convey a more or less realistic experience, as of a sport or warfare.
  • Assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true.
  • The act of falling over in order to be awarded a foul, when no foul has been committed.


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  • First attested in 1340. From Middle English simulacion/simulacioun, from Old French simulation/simulacion, from Latin simulātiōnem, from simulō.
  • Morphologically simulate + -ion.

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