Definition of emulation in English:


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  • 1Effort to match or surpass a person or achievement, typically by imitation.

    ‘their success is inspiring emulation from others’
    • ‘a model worthy of emulation’
    • ‘Using the doll, he demonstrated how viewing aggression causes emulation of that behavior, rather than catharsis.’
    • ‘But they can teach, and inspire, and encourage emulation.’
    • ‘Further, it's not at all clear that the Western model of development deserves emulation.’
    • ‘Children learn best from ages 7 to 14 by acceptance and emulation of authority.’
    • ‘These groups have perfected a set of participatory methods of individual political development that is worthy of understanding and emulation.’
    • ‘Gone are the days of unswerving emulation of all things Soviet.’
    • ‘Muhammad's role as a source of emulation, however, is far from being confined to mystics and visionaries.’
    • ‘His amazing achievement is sure to attract emulation, commentary, and criticism.’
    • ‘But he does encourage emulation to the extent that he urges his students to film things they're engaged by.’
    • ‘Yet the initial success of Bilbao spurs other cities to emulation.’
    1. 1.1Computing Reproduction of the function or action of a different computer, software system, etc.
      ‘software emulation of complete systems’
      • ‘an additional server is accessed via emulation software’
      • ‘Why would I buy software today that is going to run in emulation mode in the future?’
      • ‘You can assign keystrokes to buttons for games that don't support joypads natively, allowing keyboard or mouse emulation.’
      • ‘NAS products are essentially disk arrays organized around a micro-kernel operating system that has been optimized for storage operations and network file system emulation.’
      • ‘The emulation used to get these games to properly display on a television set is, for the most part, spot-on.’
      • ‘The ability to finally run Windows emulation at full speed is welcome.’



/ˌemyəˈlāSH(ə)n/ /ˌɛmjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/