American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of simulating.
- n. An imitation; a sham.
- n. Assumption of a false appearance.
- n. Imitation or representation, as of a potential situation or in experimental testing.
- n. Representation of the operation or features of one process or system through the use of another: computer simulation of an in-flight emergency.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of simulating, or feigning or counterfeiting; the false assumption of a certain appearance or character; pretense, usually for the purpose of deceiving.
- n. Specifically— In phonology, imitation in form; the alteration of the form of word so as to approach or agree with that of another word having some accidental similarity, and to suggest a connection between them: a tendency of popular etymology. Examples are frontispiece for frontispice (simulating piece), curtal-ax for cutlas (simulating ax), sovereign for soverain or *soveren (simulating reign), sparrowgrass for asparagus (simulating sparrow and grass), etc.
- n. In biology, unconscious imitation or protective mimicry; assimilation in appearance.
- n. Resemblance; similarity.
- n. In French law, a fictitious engagement, contract, or conveyance, made eitner as a fraud where no real transaction is intended, or as a mask or cover for a different transaction, in which case it may sometimes be made in good faith and valid. Synonyms See
- n. Something which simulates a system or environment in order to predict actual behaviour.
- n. The process of simulating.
- n. Assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true.
- n. soccer The act of falling over in order to be awarded a foul, when a foul hasn't been committed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of simulating, or assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true; -- distinguished from
dissimulation, which disguises or conceals what is true.
- n. the act of giving a false appearance
- 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)
- n. representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
- n. (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
- First attested in 1340. From Middle English simulacion/simulacioun, from Old French simulation/simulacion, from Latin simulātiōnem, from simulō ("imitate"). (Wiktionary)
“Frasca says that instead the gratification for [participants in simulation] is not the one of the professional actor but rather the one of the child who plays make-believe.”
“Indeed, some players have assumed the simulation is a crystal ball.”
“In my opinion, what differentiates a game from a simulation is the motivation factor.”
“Torrens shows that changing a few small initial conditions controls whether the protest spins out of control or not, and suggests this simulation is a valuable tool for policing.”
“The Universe as a virtual machine or a simulation is a very old idea.”
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