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Meaning of EMULATION

Pronunciation:  `emyu'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  effort to equal or surpass another
  2. [n]  (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another
  3. [n]  ambition to equal or excel

EMULATION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: ambition, aspiration, dream, imitation, technique, terminal emulation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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. Jea?ous rivalry; envy; envious contention.

         Such factious emulations shall arise. --Shak.

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.

Computing Dictionary

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.

 Definition: one of the most frequent features accompanying competition, where customs, buildings, and artifacts in one society may be adopted by neighboring ones through a process of imitation which is often competitive in nature.