[ sim-yuh-ley-ter ]
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  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.

Origin of simulator

First recorded in 1825–35, simulator is from the Latin word simulātor imitator, counterfeiter. See simulate, -tor

Words Nearby simulator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use simulator in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for simulator


/ (ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪtə) /

  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 training: space simulator

  2. a person who simulates

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