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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Emulation \Em`u*la"tion\, n. [L. aemulatio: cf. F.
1. The endeavor to equal or to excel another in qualities or
actions; an assiduous striving to equal or excel another;
A noble emulation heats your breast. --Dryden.
2. Jealous rivalry; envy; envious contention.
Such factious emulations shall arise. --Shak.
3. imitation (of an admired model) for the purpose of
improving one's own qualities.
[Chivalry was] an ideal which, if never met with in
real life, was acknowledged by all as the highest
model for emulation. --Thomas
4. (Computers) the imitation of the actions of a computer
system or component, especially a processor, by means of a
computer program, with the goal of predicting the behavior
and performance characteristics of that system without
actually manufacturing it.
1996 marked the year that emulation became a
mainstream design verification tool. --Computer
Syn: Competition; rivalry; contest; contention; strife. --
Emulation, Competition, Rivalry. Competition is
the struggle of two or more persons for the same object.
Emulation is an ardent desire for superiority, arising
from competition, but now implying, of necessity, any
improper feeling. Rivalry is a personal contest, and,
almost of course, has a selfish object and gives rise to
envy. "Competition and emulation have honor for their
basis; rivalry is but a desire for selfish
gratification. Competition and emulation animate to
effort; rivalry usually produces hatred. Competition and
emulation seek to merit success; rivalry is contented
with obtaining it." --Crabb.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: ambition to equal or excel
2: (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the
same results as another
3: effort to equal or surpass another
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
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.
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