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emulation

[em-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌɛm yəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
effort or desire to equal or excel others.
2.
Obsolete. jealous rivalry.
Origin of emulation
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin aemulātiōn- (stem of aemulātiō). See emulate, -ion
Related forms
nonemulation, noun
overemulation, noun
Synonyms
1. imitation, competition.
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emulation

/ˌɛmjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of emulating or imitating
2.
the effort or desire to equal or surpass another or others
3.
(archaic) jealous rivalry
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Word Origin and History for emulation
n.

1550s, from Middle French émulation (13c.) and directly from Latin aemulationem (nominative aemulatio), from past participle stem of aemulari "to rival, strive to excel," from aemulus "striving, rivaling" (also as a noun, "a rival," fem. aemula), from Proto-Italic *aimo-, from PIE *aim-olo, from root *aim- "copy" (see imitation).

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emulation in Technology

architecture
When one system performs in exactly the same way as another, though perhaps not at the same speed. A typical example would be emulation of one computer by (a program running on) another. You might use an emulation as a replacement for a system whereas you would use a simulation if you just wanted to analyse it and make predictions about it.
(2003-05-22)

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