verb (used with object), sim·u·lat·ed, sim·u·lat·ing.
Origin of simulate
British Dictionary definitions for simulatory
verb (ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt) (tr)
adjective (ˈsɪmjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
Word Origin for simulate
Word Origin and History for simulatory
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.