- to create a simulation, likeness, or model of (a situation, system, or the like): to simulate crisis conditions.
- to make a pretense of; feign: to simulate knowledge.
- to assume or have the appearance or characteristics of: He simulated the manners of the rich.
- Archaic. simulated.
Origin of simulate
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Examples from the Web for simulated
No actual sex happened during the filming of Drone Boning—it was all simulated.Anatomy of a Drone Porn: ‘Drone Boning’ Makes Sex Look Like Art
November 8, 2014
Many schools seem to include both didactic sessions and practice sessions with simulated patients.How One Doctor Mastered the Art of Delivering Life-Changing Diagnoses
March 22, 2014
Parents taking their children to see the real-life Hannah Montana were greeted by simulated oral sex and more.Time for Warning Labels on Miley Cyrus’s Licking and Twerking Concerts?
February 25, 2014
And the paying public seems to like simulated gunplay now as much as it did back in 1968.Hollywood, Shootings, and ‘2 Guns’: When Is Stylized Violence Obscene?
July 30, 2013
We then made a separate program that simulated a user selecting from the menu of suggested corrections and recorded the results.The Apple ‘Kill List’: What Your iPhone Doesn’t Want You to Type
July 16, 2013
He went to the window and opened the missive with simulated indifference.Casanova's Homecoming
That cannot be simulated; the pretense of it is in general, in the long run, futile.Latin America and the United States
Then you simulated godliness; now you simulate Heaven knows what.The Tavern Knight
With simulated reluctance the two slowly retraced their steps.
They all agreed to this, and sauntered on with a simulated air of unconcern.The Carroll Girls
- (of fur, leather, pearls, etc) being an imitation of the genuine article, usually made from cheaper material
- (of actions, qualities, emotions, etc) imitated; feigned
- to make a pretence of; feignto simulate anxiety
- to reproduce the conditions of (a situation, etc), as in carrying out an experimentto simulate weightlessness
- to assume or have the appearance of; imitate
- archaic assumed or simulated
Word Origin and History for simulated
1620s, "feign, pretend, assume falsely" (implied in simulated), back-formation from simulation or else from Latin simulatus, past participle of simulare "to make like, imitate, copy." Meaning "to use a model to imitate certain conditions for purposes of study or training" is from 1947. Related: Simulating.