emulation


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em·u·late

 (ĕm′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. em·u·lat·ed, em·u·lat·ing, em·u·lates
1. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation: an older pupil whose accomplishments and style I emulated.
2. To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
3. Computers To imitate the function of (another system), as by modifications to hardware or software that allow the imitating system to accept the same data, execute the same programs, and achieve the same results as the imitated system.

[Latin aemulārī, aemulāt-, from aemulus, emulous; see emulous.]

em′u·la′tion (-lā′shən) n.
em′u·la′tive adj.
em′u·la′tor n.

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

em•u•la•tion

(ˌɛm yəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. effort or desire to equal or excel others.
2. Obs. jealous rivalry.
[1545–55; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emulation - ambition to equal or excel
ambition, aspiration, dream - a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
2.emulation - (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another
technique - a practical method or art applied to some particular task
terminal emulation - (computer science) having a computer act exactly like a terminal
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
3.emulation - effort to equal or surpass another
imitation - copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else

emulation

noun imitation, following, copying, mirroring, reproduction, mimicry a role model worthy of emulation

emulation

noun
A strong desire to achieve something:
Translations
تَشَبُّه بِ، مُنافَسَه
efterligning
súťaživosť
yarışmayetişmeye/geçmeye çalışma

emulation

[ˌemjʊˈleɪʃən] Nemulación f (also Comput)

emulation

[ˌɛmjʊˈleɪʃən] n [person] → imitation f
worthy of emulation → digne d'être imité(e)
in emulation of sth → à l'imitation de qch

emulation

n
Nacheiferung f; in emulation of somebodyin dem Bestreben, es jdm gleichzutun
(Comput) → Emulation f

emulate

(ˈemjuleit) verb
to try hard to equal or be better than.
ˌemuˈlation noun
References in classic literature ?
If a stranger were introduced into any miscellaneous metropolitan society, it would but slightly advance the general opinion of his merits, were he presented to the company as a harpooneer, say; and if in emulation of the naval officers he should append the initials S.
The chief emulation among them seemed to be, to see which could manage to be the uncleanest and most prosperous with vermin.
She boasted of beautiful paintings of landscapes and flowers by them executed; of songs they could sing and pieces they could play, of purses they could net, of French books they could translate; till my spirit was moved to emulation as I listened.
The deep remembrance of the sense I had, of being utterly without hope now; of the shame I felt in my position; of the misery it was to my young heart to believe that day by day what I had learned, and thought, and delighted in, and raised my fancy and my emulation up by, would pass away from me, little by little, never to be brought back any more; cannot be written.
He scarce had finisht, when such murmur filld Th' Assembly, as when hollow Rocks retain The sound of blustring winds, which all night long Had rous'd the Sea, now with hoarse cadence lull Sea-faring men orewatcht, whose Bark by chance Or Pinnace anchors in a craggy Bay After the Tempest: Such applause was heard As MAMMON ended, and his Sentence pleas'd, Advising peace: for such another Field They dreaded worse then Hell: so much the fear Of Thunder and the Sword of MICHAEL Wrought still within them; and no less desire To found this nether Empire, which might rise By pollicy, and long process of time, In emulation opposite to Heav'n.
Agatha, though void of emulation for the Cambridge Local, always competed with ardor for the honor of being first up or down stairs.
They introduce the sages and heroes of ages past to the notice and emulation of succeeding times; they are at once testimonials of our gratitude, and schools of virtue to our children.
Don Quixote recognised it, and said he to Sancho, "This is the meadow where we came upon those gay shepherdesses and gallant shepherds who were trying to revive and imitate the pastoral Arcadia there, an idea as novel as it was happy, in emulation whereof, if so he thou dost approve of it, Sancho, I would have ourselves turn shepherds, at any rate for the time I have to live in retirement.
If it be a public trust or office, in which they are clothed with equal dignity and authority, there is peculiar danger of personal emulation and even animosity.
The horses, excited by pain and emulation, raced over the dark road, in the midst of which was now seen a moving mass, denser and more obscure than the rest of the horizon.
The brow, with its massive depth and loftiness, and all the other features, indeed, were boldly and strongly hewn, as if in emulation of a more than heroic, of a Titanic model.
In the meantime, the success of this company attracted the attention and excited the emulation of the American Fur Company, and brought them once more into the field of their ancient enterprise.