[ sim-yuh-ley-ter ]
/ ˈsɪm yəˌleɪ tər /


a person or thing that simulates.
a machine for simulating certain environmental and other conditions for purposes of training or experimentation: a flight simulator.

Origin of simulator

First recorded in 1825–35, simulator is from the Latin word simulātor imitator, counterfeiter. See simulate, -tor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for simulator

/ (ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪtə) /


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
a person who simulates
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