The whole situation is like the simulation of a riot, a breakdown in civil harmony.
As street theater, this brief, intense "simulation" is convincing enough to be disconcerting.
Josh Dzieza on the grueling 256-day simulation astronauts are enduring.
In the simulation, there were multiple attackers, including a truck bomb, suicide bombers and the home-made bombs known as IEDs.
It was unpleasant and discombobulating: a simulation of hostage-taking, mental asylum and demented dreamscape all rolled into one.
All physiologists know that hysterical persons have a tendency to falsehood and simulation.
The simulation of death, therefore, implies a certain knowledge of death.
The simulation of sleep had been indulged in simply to escape the necessity of talking.
The Italian did not overrate that craft of simulation proverbial with her country and her sex.
My visitor seemed to recollect her fright—or the necessity for simulation.
mid-14c., "a false show, false profession," from Old French simulation "pretence" and directly from Latin simulationem (nominative simulatio) "an imitating, feigning, false show, hypocrisy," noun of action from past participle stem of simulare "imitate," from stem of similis "like" (see similar). Meaning "a model or mock-up for purposes of experiment or training" is from 1954.
simulation sim·u·la·tion (sĭm'yə-lā'shən)
Close resemblance or imitation, as of one symptom or disease by another.
Assumption of a false appearance.
Reproduction or representation, as of a potential situation or in experimental testing.