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Noun simulation has 4 senses
  1. simulation, computer simulation - (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program; "a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"
    --1 is a kind of technique; model, theoretical account, framework
    Derived form: verb simulate2
  2. simulation - the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)
    --2 is a kind of
    model, modelling, modeling
    --2 has particulars: war game
  3. model, simulation - representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
    --3 is a kind of representation
    --3 has particulars:
     figure; globe; mock-up; planetarium; restoration; roughcast
  4. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning - the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
    --4 is a kind of deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
    --4 has particulars:
     appearance, show; make-believe, pretend; affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness; masquerade
    Derived form: verb simulate3
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