Meaning of SIMULATION in English

SIMULATION

noun Etymology: Middle English simulacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin ~-, simulatio, from simulare Date: 14th century the act or process of simulating, a sham object ; counterfeit , 3. the imitative representation of the functioning of one system or process by means of the functioning of another , examination of a problem often not subject to direct experimentation by means of a simulating device

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