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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sim-yuh-ley-shuh n]
    • /ˌsɪm yəˈleɪ ʃən/
    • /ˌsɪm.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sim-yuh-ley-shuh n]
    • /ˌsɪm yəˈleɪ ʃən/

Definitions of simulation word

  • noun simulation imitation or enactment, as of something anticipated or in testing. 1
  • noun simulation the act or process of pretending; feigning. 1
  • noun simulation an assumption or imitation of a particular appearance or form; counterfeit; sham. 1
  • noun simulation Psychiatry. a conscious attempt to feign some mental or physical disorder to escape punishment or to gain a desired objective. 1
  • noun simulation the representation of the behavior or characteristics of one system through the use of another system, especially a computer program designed for the purpose. 1
  • noun simulation pretence 1

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Origin of simulation

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English simulacion < Latin simulātiōn- (stem of simulātiō) a pretense. See simulate, -ion

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Parts of speech for Simulation


simulation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

simulation usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for simulation

noun simulation

  • affectation — If you say that someone's attitude or behaviour is an affectation, you disapprove of the fact that it is not genuine or natural, but is intended to impress other people.
  • art — Art consists of paintings, sculpture, and other pictures or objects which are created for people to look at and admire or think deeply about.
  • chaser — A chaser is an alcoholic drink that you have after you have drunk a stronger or weaker alcoholic drink.
  • cleanup — A cleanup is the removing of dirt, pollution, crime, or corruption from somewhere.
  • computer science — the study of computers and their application

Antonyms for simulation

noun simulation

  • dissimulation — the act of dissimulating; feigning; hypocrisy.

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