When you create a computer program that is intended to model flying a plane, this is an example of a simulation.
- the act of simulating; pretense; feigning
- a simulated resemblance
- an imitation or counterfeit
- the use of a computer to calculate, by means of extrapolation, the effect of a given physical process
- the duplicating or reproducing of certain characteristics or conditions, as of a system or physical process, by the use of a model or representation, for study, training, etc.
Origin of simulationMiddle English simulacion from Middle French from Classical Latin simulatio
- The act or process of simulating.
- An imitation; a sham.
- Assumption of a false appearance.
- a. Imitation or representation, as of a potential situation or in experimental testing.b. Representation of the operation or features of one process or system through the use of another: computer simulation of an in-flight emergency.
- Something which simulates a system or environment in order to predict actual behaviour.
- This exercise is a simulation of actual battle conditions.
- The most reliable simulation predicts that the hurricane will turn north.
- The process of simulating.
- Despite extensive simulation in the design phase, the aircraft failed to behave as expected.
- Assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true.
- (soccer) The act of falling over in order to be awarded a foul, when a foul hasn't been committed.
First attested in 1340. From Middle English simulacion/simulacioun, from Old French simulation/simulacion, from Latin simulÄtiÅnem, from simulÅ (“imitate").