|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|1.||the act or an instance of simulating|
|2.||the assumption of a false appearance or form|
|3.||a representation of a problem, situation, etc, in mathematical terms, esp using a computer|
|4.||maths, statistics, computing the construction of a mathematical model for some process, situation, etc, in order to estimate its characteristics or solve problems about it probabilistically in terms of the model|
|5.||psychiatry the conscious process of feigning illness in order to gain some particular end; malingering|
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.
in industry, science, and education, a research or teaching technique that reproduces actual events and processes under test conditions. Developing a simulation is often a highly complex mathematical process. Initially a set of rules, relationships, and operating procedures are specified, along with other variables. The interaction of these phenomena create new situations, even new rules, which further evolve as the simulation proceeds. Simulation implements range from paper-and-pencil and board-game reproductions of situations to complex computer-aided interactive systems
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