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simulation

sim·u·la·tion

simulation

 
 
pronunciation:
sIm y leI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of pretending or imitating.
similar words:
imitation, mimic, pretense
definition 2: something that imitates or resembles, or the fact of resemblance itself.
At a museum in Indonesia, visitors can experience an electronic simulation of the 2004 tsunami wave.
similar words:
mock, pretense
definition 3: a computer calculation that predicts the outcome of, or creates a model of, a real process.