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Meaning of “simulation” in the English Dictionary

"simulation" in British English

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simulationnoun

uk   us   /ˌsɪm.jʊˈleɪ.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 ​managerprepared a ​computer simulation oflikelysalesperformance for the ​rest of the ​year. [U] in ​football, the ​act of ​pretending to have been fouled to ​try to ​win a penalty or freekickunfairly: 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)

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simulationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌsɪm·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/
a ​model of a ​realactivity, ​created for ​trainingpurposes or to ​solve a ​problem: [U] Astronauts are ​trained using ​spaceflight simulation.
(Definition of simulation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"simulation" in Business English

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simulationnoun

uk   us   /ˌsɪmjəˈleɪʃən/
[C] a ​situation or ​event that seems ​real but is not ​real, used especially in ​order to ​helppeopledeal with such ​situations or ​events: in a simulation If we can make mistakes in a simulation that ​keep you from making mistakes in the ​realworld, that definitely ​saveslives.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 ​helppeopledeal with such ​situations or ​events: through simulation The ​evaluation of the various ​designoptions was done through simulation.
(Definition of simulation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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