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simulation

noun
 
 
/ˌsɪmjəˈleɪʃən/
[C] a situation or event that seems real but is not real, used especially in order to help people deal with such situations or events: in a simulation If we can make mistakes in a simulation that keep you from making mistakes in the real world, that definitely saves lives.a simulation of sth They are carrying out a detailed simulation of how their plan would work. a computer simulation
[U] the use of situations or events that seem real but are not real, especially in order to help people deal with such situations or events: through simulation The evaluation of the various design options was done through simulation.
(Definition of simulation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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