Definition of simulator in English:

simulator

noun

  • 1A machine designed to provide a realistic imitation of the controls and operation of a vehicle, aircraft, or other complex system, used for training purposes.

    ‘a driving simulator’
    • ‘The driving simulator, with a design based on a Vauxhall Corsa, provides an incredibly realistic driving experience.’
    • ‘The permits were for aircraft engines, navigation systems and training simulators or parts.’
    • ‘With an inexpensive sound system, artillery simulators and a reworked range, he provides soldiers with a first-class movement to contact experience.’
    • ‘Reactor simulators provide a very realistic training experience for power reactor operation.’
    • ‘The 16-strong fleet includes two simulators which are designed to give a choice of three rides, one in a helicopter, one in a Sea Harrier and another in a rigid raider.’
    • ‘In-flight weapon system simulators can be installed with a library of synthetic targets and threats.’
    • ‘The tender for the aircraft also calls for a hospital bed kit for emergency medical evacuations and advanced simulators for crew training.’
    • ‘The loan will provide funds for maritime simulators, laboratory equipment, teaching materials and consultancy services.’
    • ‘Constructive, virtual training simulations and simulators should replicate the threat realistically.’
    • ‘The young doctors were tested for vigilance, attention and performance on a realistic driving simulator.’
    • ‘To keep the costs down, very realistic vehicle simulators are being used.’
    • ‘Fisher et al. reported that younger inexperienced drivers who were trained on simulators operated their vehicles in a safer, less risky style.’
    • ‘The troops know this, and realistic training via the simulators is expected to be popular.’
    • ‘A final touch of realism in the simulator is provided by recorded acoustic noise from actual track runs.’
    • ‘Neither should we neglect training prospective officers with the help of simulators, for which purpose appropriate funds and materiel ought to be allocated.’
    • ‘The competence of commercial airline pilots of US-based carriers is assessed using standardized simulators of the aircraft they fly.’
    • ‘It can be hard being the daughter of someone who designs air traffic control simulators for a living.’
    • ‘Activities, including tours of aircraft, simulators and facilities, are incorporated into the workshop, which runs July 12-18.’
    • ‘We are planning to provide eight golf simulators which will be able to be used by everyone from professionals to those who would just like to try it out.’
    • ‘Other studies have assessed acceptability after people have had limited or extended experience with the systems in driving simulators or in actual vehicles.’
    1. 1.1A program enabling a computer to execute programs written for a different operating system.
      • ‘Out there in the Linux world, you'll find a number of simulators of this type.’
      • ‘Well, last year's demo did show a Palm simulator running a Solaris app on the other side of the Atlantic.’
      • ‘Ikos has donated technology to help speed up the link between hardware emulators and software simulators running on workstations to a new industry consortium.’
      • ‘The experimenter can save this text to a file and then invoke the NCS simulator on that file from the command line.’
      • ‘Before hardware was available, we developed and used simulators extensively for both the system firmware and kernel development to get the system-level software ready.’

Pronunciation:

simulator

/ˈsɪmjʊleɪtə/