a person or thing that simulates.
a machine for simulating certain environmental and other conditions for purposes of training or experimentation: a flight simulator.

1825–35; < Latin simulātor imitator, counterfeiter. See simulate, -tor Unabridged
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simulator (ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪtə)
1.  any device or system that simulates specific conditions or the characteristics of a real process or machine for the purposes of research or operator training: space simulator
2.  a person who simulates

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Technicians raised the helicopter simulator above the pool and prepped it for
  another drop.
The new realistic action simulator satellite tv system gets a great picture.
Inside the trailers, crews don't get even the sensation of flying that one gets
  in a flight simulator.
So they put butterflies in a flight simulator and tried to convince them to fly
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