Meaning of SIMULATION in English


/sim'yeuh lay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. imitation or enactment, as of something anticipated or in testing.

2. the act or process of pretending; feigning.

3. an assumption or imitation of a particular appearance or form; counterfeit; sham.

4. Psychiatry. a conscious attempt to feign some mental or physical disorder to escape punishment or to gain a desired objective.

5. the representation of the behavior or characteristics of one system through the use of another system, esp. a computer program designed for the purpose.

[ 1300-50; ME simulacion simulation- (s. of simulatio ) a pretense. See SIMULATE, -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .