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simular

[sim-yuh-ler] /ˈsɪm yə lər/ Archaic.
noun
1.
a person or thing that simulates; pretender.
adjective
2.
simulated; false; counterfeit.
3.
imitative; simulative.
Origin of simular
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin simul(āre) to simulate + -ar2, -ar1
Related forms
nonsimular, noun, adjective
unsimular, adjective
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  • They revolve on their axes, simular to the world, from east to west, and have already reached the shores of the Pacifick oshun.

British Dictionary definitions for simular

simular

/ˈsɪmjʊlə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that simulates or imitates; sham
adjective
2.
fake; simulated
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Word Origin and History for simular
n.

1520s, "one who simulates," irregularly formed (perhaps on the model of similar) from Latin simulare "to make like, imitate, copy, represent," from stem of similis "like" (see similar). As an adjective, "simulated," from 1610s.

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