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Definitions for Emulation
ˌɛm yəˈleɪ ʃənEmu·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emulation(noun)

    ambition to equal or excel

  2. emulation(noun)

    (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another

  3. emulation(noun)

    effort to equal or surpass another


  1. Emulation(n.)

    imitation (of an admired model) for the purpose of improving one's own qualities.

    Etymology: [L. aemulatio: cf. F. mulation.]

  2. Emulation(n.)

    (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.

    Etymology: [L. aemulatio: cf. F. mulation.]


  1. emulation(Noun)

    The endeavor or desire to equal or excel someone else in qualities or actions.

    Etymology: From the aemulationem, accusative singular form of aemulatio.

  2. emulation(Noun)

    Jealous rivalry; envy; envious contention.

    Etymology: From the aemulationem, accusative singular form of aemulatio.

  3. emulation(Noun)

    Running a program or other software designed for a different system.

    Etymology: From the aemulationem, accusative singular form of aemulatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emulation(noun)

    the endeavor to equal or to excel another in qualities or actions; an assiduous striving to equal or excel another; rivalry

    Etymology: [L. aemulatio: cf. F. mulation.]

  2. Emulation(noun)

    jea/ous rivalry; envy; envious contention

    Etymology: [L. aemulatio: cf. F. mulation.]


  1. Emulation

    In emulation learning, subjects learn about parts of their environment and use this to achieve their own goals. Observational learning is based primarily on the work of Albert Bandura. First coined by child psychologist David Wood in 1988. In 1990 “emulation” was taken up by Michael Tomasello to explain the findings of an earlier study on ape social learning. The meaning of the term emulation has changed gradually since. Emulation is a form of observational learning, different from imitation, which focuses on the action's environmental results instead of a model's action. Simpler form of observational learning is expected to have profound implications for its capacity for cultural transmission. Emulation produces only fleeting fidelity compared with the opportunity to copy a conspecific, when considerable conformity is displayed even with a simple task. This was observed through a study, ghost-conditions, in chimpanzees and children.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Emulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Emulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Emulation in a Sentence

  1. Jason Scott:

    But damn if so many are good enough. More than good enough. In the right browser, on a speedy machine, it almost feels perfect. The usual debates about the 'realness' of emulation come into play, but it works. a few more, I hope, will go towards games they've never heard of, with rules they have to suss out, and maybe more people will play some of these arcades in the coming months than the games ever saw in their 'real' lifetimes.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Five Touches * The wrong way leads to a wrong destination * Tricks stay tricks; never become a reality * No law becomes effective, if the people stay hunger, even God's law becomes invalid, for that. * Fake one punishes to itself, losing all beneficial factors only for its emulation. * Follow the rules, to stay away from; otherwise, the rules follow you.

  3. June Jordan:

    Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.

  4. Jim Myers:

    His desire to share Jesus Christ with others is worthy of emulation.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    The only life that is ever worthy of emulation/celebration is a life that is being lived or that was lived for others i.e. a charitable/selfless/loveful/impactful life. Now, have you been living for others? I've been living & I'm still living for others . That's why, I've been & I'm still motivating/inspiring you/the world/the posterity ahead.

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