simulation sim‧u‧la‧tion [ˌsɪmjˈleɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable]
an activity or situation that produces conditions which are not real, but have the appearance of being real, used especially for testing something:

• A computer simulation allows project engineers to study in detail the manufacturing process operations at the factory site.

— simulate verb [transitive] :

• The Project Management Game simulates a design and build project on a compressed time scale.

— simulator noun [countable] :

• A new computer simulator has been designed to teach drivers how to handle a skid.

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simulator UK US /ˈsɪmjəleɪtər/ noun [C]
a piece of equipment that is designed to represent real conditions, for example in an aircraft or spacecraft: »

I've got a flight simulator on the computer.

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