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simulator

[sim-yuh-ley-ter]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that simulates.
  2. a machine for simulating certain environmental and other conditions for purposes of training or experimentation: a flight simulator.
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Origin of simulator

First recorded in 1825–35, simulator is from the Latin word simulātor imitator, counterfeiter. See simulate, -tor
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  • In short, she was an accomplished embustera, and she richly earned the designation in the accusation of a simulator of miracles.

  • For instance, if a simulator is asked his name, his answer will show no connection with the question.

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British Dictionary definitions for simulator

simulator

noun
  1. any device or system that simulates specific conditions or the characteristics of a real process or machine for the purposes of research or operator trainingspace simulator
  2. a person who simulates
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Word Origin and History for simulator

n.

1835, of persons, from Latin simulator "a copier, feigner," agent noun from simulare "imitate," from stem of similis "like" (see similar). In reference to training devices for complex systems, from 1947 (flight simulator).

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