Emulation meaning

emyulā′shən, emyəlā′shən
The act of emulating.
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Desire or ambition to equal or surpass.
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Emulation is defined as the act of trying to match or equal someone.

Looking up to your older sister and wanting to be just like her is an example of emulation.

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The process of imitating a computer or computer software program.Terminal emulation, for example, is the process by which a microcomputer imitates a dumb terminal in order to communicate with a mainframe computer.
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Circuit emulation is the process by which a broadband circuit can support many virtual circuits (VCs), with each performing as a distinct legacy physical circuit. See also broadband, circuit, dumb terminal, mainframe, microcomputer, and VC.
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The endeavor or desire to equal or excel someone else in qualities or actions.
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(computing) Running a program or other software designed for a different system.
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The act or an instance of using an emulator.
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Origin of emulation

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

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