Meaning of “simulation” in the English Dictionary

"simulation" in British English

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simulationnoun

uk /ˌsɪm.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌsɪm.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/

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.

[ 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.

(Definition of “simulation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"simulation" in American English

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simulationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌsɪm·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/

a model of a real activity, created for training purposes or to solve a problem:

[ U ] Astronauts are trained using space flight simulation.

(Definition of “simulation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"simulation" in Business English

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simulationnoun

uk /ˌsɪmjəˈleɪʃən/ us

[ 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)