As street theater, this brief, intense "simulation" is convincing enough to be disconcerting.
Josh Dzieza on the grueling 256-day simulation astronauts are enduring.
In preparation, state officials ran a simulation in May to address a situation precisely like Isaac.
It was unpleasant and discombobulating: a simulation of hostage-taking, mental asylum and demented dreamscape all rolled into one.
Like its strange predecessor, the first kiss scene, this simulation nightmare strikes a false note.
All physiologists know that hysterical persons have a tendency to falsehood and simulation.
The simulation of death, therefore, implies a certain knowledge of death.
The simulation of sleep had been indulged in simply to escape the necessity of talking.
The Italian did not overrate that craft of simulation proverbial with her country and her sex.
My visitor seemed to recollect her fright—or the necessity for simulation.
mid-14c., "a false show, false profession," from Old French simulation "pretence" and directly from Latin simulationem (nominative simulatio) "an imitating, feigning, false show, hypocrisy," noun of action from past participle stem of simulare "imitate," from stem of similis "like" (see similar). Meaning "a model or mock-up for purposes of experiment or training" is from 1954.
simulation sim·u·la·tion (sĭm'yə-lā'shən)
Close resemblance or imitation, as of one symptom or disease by another.
Assumption of a false appearance.
Reproduction or representation, as of a potential situation or in experimental testing.
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.
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