overemulation

emulation

[em-yuh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
effort or desire to equal or excel others.
2.
Obsolete. jealous rivalry.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin aemulātiōn- (stem of aemulātiō). See emulate, -ion

nonemulation, noun
overemulation, noun


1. imitation, competition.
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emulation (ˌɛmjʊˈleɪʃən)
 
n
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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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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