- 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