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simulate

[verb sim-yuh-leyt; adjective sim-yuh-lit, -leyt]
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verb (used with object), sim·u·lat·ed, sim·u·lat·ing.
  1. to create a simulation, likeness, or model of (a situation, system, or the like): to simulate crisis conditions.
  2. to make a pretense of; feign: to simulate knowledge.
  3. to assume or have the appearance or characteristics of: He simulated the manners of the rich.
adjective
  1. Archaic. simulated.

Origin of simulate

1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin simulātus (past participle of simulāre), equivalent to simul- (variant of simil-, base of similis similar) + -ātus -ate1
Related formssim·u·la·tive, sim·u·la·to·ry [sim-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈsɪm yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivesim·u·la·tive·ly, adverbnon·sim·u·late, adjectivenon·sim·u·la·tive, adjectiveun·sim·u·lat·ed, adjectiveun·sim·u·lat·ing, adjectiveun·sim·u·la·tive, adjectivewell-sim·u·lat·ed, adjective

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2. pretend, counterfeit. 3. affect.
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  • Then at the sight of his pale and harassed face she recoiled in evident and unsimulated surprise.

    The Silver Butterfly

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow


British Dictionary definitions for unsimulated

simulate

verb (ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt) (tr)
  1. to make a pretence of; feignto simulate anxiety
  2. to reproduce the conditions of (a situation, etc), as in carrying out an experimentto simulate weightlessness
  3. to assume or have the appearance of; imitate
adjective (ˈsɪmjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. archaic assumed or simulated
Derived Formssimulative, adjectivesimulatively, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin simulāre to copy, from similis like
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Word Origin and History for unsimulated

simulate

v.

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.

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