simulation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n simulation the act of giving a false appearance "his conformity was only pretending"
    • n simulation the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)
    • n simulation representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
    • n simulation (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program "a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Back in the mid to late 80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
    • n Simulation The act of simulating, or assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true; -- distinguished from dissimulation, which disguises or conceals what is true.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On February 9, 1993, "Dateline NBC" was forced to publicly apologize, and NBC president Michael Gartner resigned for a scandal caused by "Dateline" rigging a GM truck with explosives to simulate a "scientific" crash-test demo.
    • n simulation The act of simulating, or feigning or counterfeiting; the false assumption of a certain appearance or character; pretense, usually for the purpose of deceiving.
    • n simulation Specifically— In phonology, imitation in form; the alteration of the form of a word so as to approach or agree with that of another word having some accidental similarity, and to suggest a connection between them: a tendency of popular etymology. Examples are frontispiece for frontispice (simulating piece), curtal-ax for cutlas (simulating ax), sovereign for soverain or *soveren (simulating reign), sparrowgrass for asparagus (simulating sparrow and grass), etc.
    • n simulation In biology, unconscious imitation or protective mimicry; assimilation in appearance.
    • n simulation Resemblance; similarity.
    • n simulation In French law, a fictitious engagement, contract, or conveyance, made eitner as a fraud where no real transaction is intended, or as a mask or cover for a different transaction, in which case it may sometimes be made in good faith and valid. Synonyms See dissemble.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Simulation the act of simulating or putting on what is not true: imitation in form of one word by another: resemblance, similarity
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Quotations

  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    “Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.”
  • Emily Dickinson
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    “I like a look of Agony, because I know it's true -- men do not sham Convulsion, nor simulate, a Throe --”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. simulation, L. simulatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. simulāre, -ātum, to make (something) similar to (another thing)—similis, like.

Usage

In literature:

Stupidity wishing to simulate this, would make a broad movement.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Her anger was but simulated wrath.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
Thus he had simulated the effects of the drug, and had really thrown his tormentors off the track.
"The Air Trust" by George Allan England
The great advantages of simulation and dissimulation are three.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
Antonyms: unnatural, acquired, affected, simulated.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
I simulate content, and my face is radiant with deceit.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
He had again admired the marvellous powers of his master in simulating sickness.
"Tom Tufton's Travels" by Evelyn Everett-Green
With a cry of simulated surprise, he struggled feebly.
"Behind the Line" by Ralph Henry Barbour
According to the second set of theories, the capture is not real, but simulated, and may be accounted for by psychological reasons.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Wyejah, too, could seem unmoved by victory, but indifference to defeat was more difficult to simulate.
"The Frontiersmen" by Charles Egbert Craddock
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In poetry:

Of infants, sitting up extremely late,
Who run you on toboggans down the stair;
Or make you fetch a rug and simulate
A bear.
"To An Old Fogey" by Sir Owen Seaman
But jealous of our god of dreams,
His common-sense in secret schemes
To rule the heart;
Unable to invent the lyre,
Creates with simulated fire
Official art.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
I hear it vouched the Muse is with us still;--
If less divinely frenzied than of yore,
In lieu of feelings she has wondrous skill
To simulate emotion felt no more.
"Wordsworth's Grave" by William Watson
He saw a dreary person on the stage,
Who mouthed and mugged in simulated rage,
Who growled and spluttered in a mode absurd,
And spoke an English SOWLS had never heard.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

BedRock Software LLC says the new version 276 for its AggFlow aggregate plant simulation program allows users to simulate aggregate plant operations more realistically than ever before.
New Industry-Leading Biomedical Simulation & Product Development Center Host VIPs.
And it wasn't a simulated drill.
Computer Simulation Brings Maps to Life on Campus.
Computer Simulation Helps Prague Modernize and Expand Sewer System.
FlightSafety International and Azul Brazilian Airlines Sign Agreement for ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator .
Virgin America opens flight simulator in Bay Area.
BAY AREA LIVING Teens' fighter jet flight simulator inspired by 'Battlestar Galactica'.
Ryan Rowland-Smith used MMA training that simulated his pitching motion.
Simulated Floods Designed To Mitigate Dam Impacts.
Process Simulation Pans Out for Goldmine .
Bridge analysis software to model the interaction of soil, foundation and structure in simulated earthquakes weighs a host of variables to achieve results.
Now there's a way to simulate it on the ground.
Find more white papers on Design & Simulation.
Life-like simulators sell guns in Kansas.
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In science:

This paper studies two kinds of simulation between cellular automata: simulations based on factor and simulations based on sub-automaton.
Clandestine Simulations in Cellular Automata
On the one hand, the factor simulation preserves the complexity of limits sets or column factors (the simulator CA must have a higher complexity than the simulated CA).
Clandestine Simulations in Cellular Automata
Any classical automaton can be simulated by a quantum automaton of the corresponding type exactly, such that the simulating and simulated machines agree on the value of the acceptance probability of any string.
Quantum computation with devices whose contents are never read
V I I I . S IMULAT ION STUDY For the purpose of proof of concept, a series of simulations were conducted on a simulation environment built on ns2, the network simulator 2 .
Loss Tomography from Tree Topologies to General Topologies
Beside grid computing a lot of effort is involved in the development of simulations and analysis codes: Monte Carlo simulation tools data processing frameworks, analysis algorithms, detector simulations, etc.
Computing trends using graphic processor in high energy physics
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