Digital Twin

Definition - What does Digital Twin mean?

A digital twin is a fully mapped digital version of something existing in the physical world. People talk about digital twins in describing digital systems that are set up to simulate or correlate to real-world systems.

Techopedia explains Digital Twin

One of the most common examples of a digital twin is a digital entity that fully mirrors the structure of a business or organization. By mapping all components, engineers create an effective digital twin that will help with simulations, problem solving and more. The digital twin allows users to experiment with something in the digital version of the real world and model various outcomes. It also helps with the inherent organization of something complex like a business or organization. Business experts cite ROI in the form of eliminated waste and advanced planning as benefits of adopting a digital twinning approach to business.

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