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Simulation

The use of a mathematical model with different values as variables in order to determine the likelihood of a particular outcome. A simulation is run many times (often thousands) in order to find the most likely outcome. Running simulations is important for analysts who, for example, wish to predict a security's future price movements.

simulate

To create an artificial environment or circumstance that closely resembles reality so that people may test their predictions about behavior or practice their skills. One may purchase simulation software to help new real estate agents learn how to interact with buyers and sellers or house-flipping simulation software to learn the tricks and perils of that process.

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ON A PEDESTAL--This three-dimensional, simulated ice crystal resembles a common, simple type of natural snowflake: a hexagonal column whose faces are indented because they grow more slowly than the column's edges.
Within the framework developed by this laboratory, the behavior of simulated entities is a direct product of the knowledge attributed to those entities.
As well as choosing clothes and hairstyles for the characters you can also send them on "hot dates" which are either a roaring success or end in a simulated slap across the face.
According to John Bucher, project officer for the NIEHS interagency agreement with the FDA, the laboratory is designed for testing not only cosmetic chemicals but also other potentially photoactive drugs and environmental agents for UV radiation- or simulated solar light-induced toxicity and cancer.
Moreover, high densities of receptor sites for EGF on cell surfaces made simulated tumors expand faster.
Each version includes a weight estimator, casting simulation and full post-processing (color coded contour plots and simulated x-ray format).
In their simulated system, when the electrode pumped electrons onto the cantilever surface, the switching speed was 10 to 100 nanoseconds, as fast as a computer chip, says Blanco.
Initially, Glatzmaier simulated the sun's magnetic field, which arises from the motion of ionized hydrogen and helium inside that star.