- Made in resemblance of or as a substitute for another.
- Performed or staged in imitation of a real event or activity: a simulated nuclear attack; simulated flight.
- Simple past tense and past participle of simulate.
Variant of simulate
transitive verbsimulated, simulating
- to give a false indication or appearance of; pretend; feign: to simulate an interest
- to have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like: an insect simulating a twig
- to achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of: to simulate the feel of fine leather
- to use computer simulation to represent (a system, physical process, etc.)
Origin of simulate; from Classical Latin simulatus, past participle of simulare, to feign ; from simul, together with, at the same time: see same
Archaic pretended; mock