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simulated (adj.)

1620s, "feigned," past-participle adjective from simulate (v.). Meaning "imitative for purposes of experiment or training" is from 1966 (agent noun simulator in the related sense dates from 1947; also see simulation). In commercial jargon, "artificial, imitation" by 1942.

updated on April 06, 2014

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Definitions of simulated from WordNet

simulated (adj.)
not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur";
a purse of simulated alligator hide
Synonyms: fake / false / faux / imitation
simulated (adj.)
reproduced or made to resemble; imitative in character;
under simulated combat conditions
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