Meaning of SIMULATION in English



Pronunciation: ˌ sim-y ə - ' l ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English simulacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin simulation-, simulatio, from simulare

Date: 14th century

1 : the act or process of simulating

2 : a sham object : COUNTERFEIT

3 a : the imitative representation of the functioning of one system or process by means of the functioning of another <a computer simulation of an industrial process> b : examination of a problem often not subject to direct experimentation by means of a simulating device

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.