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simulation

noun uk   /ˌsɪm.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  
C1 [C or U] a model of a set of problems or events that can be used to teach someone how to do something, or the process of making such a model: The manager prepared a computer simulation of likely sales performance for the rest of the year.Computer conceptsCopying and copiesForgery [U] in football, the act of pretending to have been fouled to try to win a penalty or free kick unfairly: Young should have been booked for simulation, not awarded a penalty.
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