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noun simulation pronunciation in British English /ˌsɪmjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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pluralsimulations
  1. 2
    [countable/uncountable] something that produces the features of a situation in a way that seems real but is not

    pilots training with flight simulation

    simulation of:

    a three-dimensional simulation of the explosion

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