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simular

[sim-yuh-ler] /ˈsɪm yə lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that simulates; pretender.
adjective
2.
simulated; false; counterfeit.
3.
imitative; simulative.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin simul(āre) to simulate + -ar2, -ar1
Related forms
nonsimular, noun, adjective
unsimular, adjective
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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 un simular

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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