Optimization vs Simulation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between optimization and simulation

is that optimization is the design and operation of a system or process to make it as good as possible in some defined sense while simulation is something which simulates a system or environment in order to predict actual behaviour''.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

optimization

English

Alternative forms

* optimisation

Noun

(wikipedia optimization) (en noun)
  • the design and operation of a system or process to make it as good as possible in some defined sense
  • Derived terms

    * optimization problem * continuous optimization * combinatorial optimization * convex optimization * discrete optimization * global optimization * stochastic optimization * unconstrained optimization

    See also

    * linear programming

    simulation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something which simulates a system or environment in order to predict actual behaviour.''
  • This exercise is a simulation of actual battle conditions.
    The most reliable simulation predicts that the hurricane will turn north.
  • The process of simulating.
  • Despite extensive simulation in the design phase, the aircraft failed to behave as expected.
  • Assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true.
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  • (soccer) The act of falling over in order to be awarded a foul, when a foul hasn't been committed.
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  • Derived terms

    * computer simulation