Updated: 03/13/2021 by Computer Hope

A simulation may refer to any of the following:


1. In general, sim or simulation refers to a computerized imitation of a real object or real action. For example, a computer scientist may use a supercomputer to simulate weather to help give weather forcasts.

2. Short for flight simulation, this type of sim simulates real world flying.

3. A sim is a shortened version of a SIM card.

4. Sim is the prefix of a series of games developed by Maxis or EA. These games enable players to simulate another life or environment. Some examples are The Sims, Sim Ant, Sim Tower, and Sim Isle.

Computer abbreviations, Game terms