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Emulation

Em`u`la´tion
n.1.The endeavor to equal or to excel another in qualities or actions; an assiduous striving to equal or excel another; rivalry.
A noble emulation heats your breast.
- Dryden.
2.Jealous rivalry; envy; envious contention.
3.imitation (of an admired model) for the purpose of improving one's own qualities.
[Chivalry was] an ideal which, if never met with in real life, was acknowledged by all as the highest model for emulation.
- Thomas Bulfinch (Mythology
4.(Computers) the imitation of the actions of a computer system or component, especially a processor, by means of a computer program, with the goal of predicting the behavior and performance characteristics of that system without actually manufacturing it.
1996 marked the year that emulation became a mainstream design verification tool.
- Computer Design (editorial, 1998
Noun1.emulation - ambition to equal or excel
2.emulation - (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another
3.emulation - effort to equal or surpass another
(architecture)emulation - When one system performs in exactly the same way as another, though perhaps not at the same speed. A typical example would be emulation of one computer by (a program running on) another. You might use an emulation as a replacement for a system whereas you would use a simulation if you just wanted to analyse it and make predictions about it.
ambition, aspiration, dream, emulate
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