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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.
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|Noun||1.||emulator - someone who copies the words or behavior of another|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
parrot - a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
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