"Simulation is an educational strategy in which a particular set of conditions are created or replicated to resemble authentic situations that are possible in real life. Simulation can incorporate one or more modalities to promote, improve, or validate a participant's performance."
Source: INACSL Standards Committee (2016, December). INACSL standards of best practice: SimulationSM Simulation glossary. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(S), S39-S47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2016.09.012.