simulation - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/ˌsɪmjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
singularsimulation
pluralsimulations
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of making something have the features or qualities of another thing or of pretending to feel or think something
  2. 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