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 ?
Speranski went on to say that honor, l'honeur, cannot be upheld by privileges harmful to the service; that honor, l'honneur, is either a negative concept of not doing what is blameworthy or it is a source of emulation in pursuit of commendation and rewards, which recognize it.
Men have a foolish manner (both parents and schoolmasters and servants) in creating and breeding an emulation between brothers, during childhood, which many times sorteth to discord when they are men, and disturbeth families.
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.
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.
This lady died, but her lessons were indelibly impressed on the mind of Safie, who sickened at the prospect of again returning to Asia and being immured within the walls of a harem, allowed only to occupy herself with infantile amusements, ill-suited to the temper of her soul, now accustomed to grand ideas and a noble emulation for virtue.
His lordship extended his good-will to little Rawdon: he pointed out to the boy's parents the necessity of sending him to a public school, that he was of an age now when emulation, the first principles of the Latin language, pugilistic exercises, and the society of his fellow-boys would be of the greatest benefit to the boy.
It was a project of mine to replace the tournament with something which might furnish an escape for the extra steam of the chivalry, keep those bucks entertained and out of mischief, and at the same time preserve the best thing in them, which was their hardy spirit of emulation.
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.
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.
As he continued his harangue, however, Kory-Kory, in emulation of our more polished orators, began to launch out rather diffusely into other branches of his subject, enlarging probably upon the moral reflections it suggested; and proceeded in such a strain of unintelligible and stunning gibberish, that he actually gave me the headache for the rest of the day.
He was overruled, however, and the party began to ascend the mountain, striving, with the ardor and emulation of young men, who should be first up.
But, the great ornaments of the walls were certain moral sentences fairly copied in good round text, and well-worked sums in simple addition and multiplication, evidently achieved by the same hand, which were plentifully pasted all round the room: for the double purpose, as it seemed, of bearing testimony to the excellence of the school, and kindling a worthy emulation in the bosoms of the scholars.