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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Simulation  \Sim`u*la"tion\,  n.  [F.  simulation,  L.  simulatio.] 
  The  act  of  simulating,  or  assuming  an  appearance  which  is 
  feigned,  or  not  true;  --  distinguished  from  dissimulation, 
  which  disguises  or  conceals  what  is  true. 
  Syn:  Counterfeiting;  feint;  pretense. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  simulating 
  2:  a  theoretical  account  based  on  a  similarity  between  the 
  model  and  the  phenomena  that  are  to  be  explained;  "it  was 
  a  computer  simulation  of  problem  solving"  [syn:  {analogy}] 
  3:  a  representation  of  something  (sometimes  on  a  smaller  scale) 
  [syn:  {model}] 
  4:  the  act  of  pretending  [syn:  {pretense},  {pretence},  {pretending}, 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  Attempting  to  predict  aspects  of  the  behaviour  of  some  system 
  by  creating  an  approximate  (mathematical)  model  of  it  This 
  can  be  done  by  physical  modelling,  by  writing  a 
  special-purpose  computer  program  or  using  a  more  general 
  simulation  package,  probably  still  aimed  at  a  particular  kind 
  of  simulation  (e.g.  structural  engineering,  fluid  flow). 
  Typical  examples  are  aircraft  flight  simlators  or  electronic 
  circuit  simulators.  A  great  many  simulation  languages  exist, 
  e.g.  {Simula}. 
  See  also  {emulation},  {Markov  chain}. 
  {Usenet}  newsgroup:  {news:comp.simulation}. 

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