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**"Computer model"**a computer-generated simulation of an object or process in the real world. For instance, architects make computer models of houses to analyze how different designs would look; climatologists create computer models of global warming to analyze its effects around the world.

A series of mathematical formulas that a computer uses to analyze information rapidly. Computer models are used to estimate what has happened or predict what might happen in the real world.

predicted outcome made by using a computer to calculate mathematical equations used estimate patterns such as weather or wind direction

a recreation of a static scene, be it a house or a complex CAD design

a far cry from setting up tests with live rounds and comparing the results

a sophisticated computer that receives all the current data and outputs a forecast

a type of description of reality

a list of instructions that tells a computer how to do something