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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
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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Examples for emulation
  • The success of the company that finds the best solution leads to emulation.
  • No, the big thing here is the practical feasibility and the emulation effect described.
  • Still, for them to possess lots of truth, people would have to be pretty undiscerning in their emulation.
  • In the computing world, the ability to imitate another architecture is known as emulation.
  • Critics of the traditional museum, though, would see this emulation as a challenge to traditional claims.
  • emulation can be expensive and inconsistent with the artist's intent.
  • His memory, for there was no adequate successor, brought in its wake both regret and a desire for emulation.
  • Experiments that started in small circles rippled outward, sometimes in earnest, sometimes in emulation.
  • Many characterized her emulation of empathy as elegiac and submissive.
  • We were to learn through emulation of his qualities of mind, which he would occasionally expose in soliloquies.
British Dictionary definitions for emulation

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
emulation
1550s, from L. æmulationem, from æmulari "to rival, strive to excel," from æmulus "striving, rivaling," from PIE *aim-olo, from base *aim- "copy." Related to L. imitari "imitate," and to L. imago "image."
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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)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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