simulation

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Simulation is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /sɪmjuːˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
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Noun[change]

Singular
simulation

Plural
simulations

  1. (countable) A simulation of an event is when people make something that looks like the event happening, but it isn't real.
    Before we watched them land on the moon, we watched a simulation so we would know what it would look like.
    Doctors sometimes learn surgery in a simulation of a real operation.
    To make movies you have to set up a lot of simulations.

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