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See also: émulation
- æmulation (archaic)
emulation (plural emulations)
- The endeavor or desire to equal or excel someone else in qualities or actions.
- ... is a great figure who is worthy of respect and emulation.
- (obsolete) Jealous rivalry; envy; envious contention.
1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, New York Review Books 2001, p.263:
- Scarce two gentlemen dwell together in the country […], but there is emulation betwixt them and their servants, some quarrel or some grudge betwixt their wives or children […].
- (computing) Running a program or other software designed for a different system.