Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun simulation

4 senses of simulation

Sense 1
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))
       => model, modelling, modeling -- (the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale))

Sense 2
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")
       => technique -- (a practical method or art applied to some particular task)
       => model, theoretical account, framework -- (a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems")

Sense 3
model, simulation -- (representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale))
       => representation -- (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Sense 4
pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning -- (the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending")
       => deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation -- (the act of deceiving)

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