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"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)

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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)

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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 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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