from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that simulates, especially an apparatus that generates test conditions approximating actual or operational conditions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who simulates or feigns.
  • n. A machine or system that simulates an environment (such as an aircraft cockpit), often for training purposes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who simulates, or feigns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who simulates or feigns.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a machine that simulates an environment for the purpose of training or research


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