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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.
em′u·la′tive adj.
em′u·la′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emulator - someone who copies the words or behavior of anotheremulator - 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"
epigon, epigone - an inferior imitator of some distinguished writer or artist of musician
parrot - a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated


[ˈemjʊˌleɪtəʳ] N (Comput) → emulador m
References in classic literature ?
There are people who laugh at the horse that would not dare to laugh at the master," cried the young emulator of the furious Treville.
Again, in their superiors, it quencheth jealousy towards them, as persons that they think they may, at pleasure, despise: and it layeth their competitors and emulators asleep; as never believing they should be in possibility of advancement, till they see them in possession.
This new emulator can be utilized for hardware debugging, algorithm development and programming on TI's embedded processors.
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Press the F1 key for OPERATIONAL, the F2 for TRAINING, and the F3 for EMULATOR.
You can also download skins to make the emulator appear like different Palm OS hardware models.
Then whenever the artifact is accessed in the future, its original software is retrieved and run under an emulator of its original computer that runs on some future computer.
A manuscript describing the emulator system was recently submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility for consideration as a publication.
The SyVox Emulator speech enables legacy green screen applications running over terminal emulation (TE) connected to mid-range and mainframe platforms including IBM's iSeries (AS400), AIX, and HPUX.
The portfolio for sale includes an improved protocol emulator that can imitate a variety of components.
Azimuth brought the Wi-Fi industry's first fully automated MIMO channel emulator to market with the introduction of the ACE 400NB platform.
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