emulation

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From Middle French émulation, from Latin aemulātiōnem, accusative singular form of aemulātiō.

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emulation (countable and uncountable, plural emulations)

  1. The endeavor or desire to equal or excel someone else in qualities or actions.
    a great figure who is worthy of respect and emulation
  2. (obsolete) Jealous rivalry; envy; envious contention.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; 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 []
  3. (computing) Running a program or other software designed for a different system, by simulating parts of the other system.

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