• (British) IPA: /ɛmjʊˈleɪʃən/


  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.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , 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.
Related terms Translations
  • Russian: эмуляция

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