simal-, simil-, simul-, -semble
(Latin: same, like, alike; same time; to appear, to seem; together)
2. Something which has a vague, tentative, or shadowy resemblance to something else.
2. To feign, fake, or to pretend to experience something: Margie simulates pleasure even when someone disturbs her.
3. To mimic or to imitate someone or something: There are some homeowners who use devices that simulate the sounds of barking dogs in order to keep intruders away from their houses.
4. To create a representation or a model of a physical system or some particular action: Margaret bought a coat that simulatesthe the look and feel of real fur.
Tom's neighbor has a wooden wall that simulates the appearance of stone.5. Etymology: from Latin simulatus, past participle of simulare "to make like, to imitate, to copy" from the stem of similis, "like, resembling, of the same kind".
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2. The imitation or feigning of something or a false appearance.
3. The construction of a mathematical model to reproduce the characteristics of a phenomenon, system, or process, often using a computer.
4. A computer game which simulates or reproduces a real activity; such as, flying.
5. A broad collection of methods used to study and to analyze the behavior and performance of actual or theoretical systems.
Simulation studies are performed, not with a real-world system, but on a (usually computer-based) model of the system created for the purpose of studying certain system dynamics and characteristics.
2. Something that only appears to be true or real, e.g., a statement that is not supported by evidence.