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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emulation  \Em`u*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  aemulatio:  cf  F. 
  ['e]mulation.] 
  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.  Jea?ous  rivalry;  envy;  envious  contention. 
 
  Such  factious  emulations  shall  arise.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Competition;  rivalry;  contest;  contention;  strife.  -- 
  {Emulation},  {Competition},  {Rivalry}.  Competition  is 
  the  struggle  of  two  or  more  persons  for  the  same  object. 
  Emulation  is  an  ardent  desire  for  superiority,  arising 
  from  competition,  but  now  implying,  of  necessity,  any 
  improper  feeling.  Rivalry  is  a  personal  contest,  and 
  almost  of  course,  has  a  selfish  object  and  gives  rise  to 
  envy.  ``Competition  and  emulation  have  honor  for  their 
  basis;  rivalry  is  but  a  desire  for  selfish 
  gratification.  Competition  and  emulation  animate  to 
  effort;  rivalry  usually  produces  hatred.  Competition  and 
  emulation  seek  to  merit  success;  rivalry  is  contented 
  with  obtaining  it.''  --Crabb. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emulation 
  n  1:  ambition  to  equal  or  excel 
  2:  effort  to  equal  or  surpass  another 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  emulation 
 
  One  system  is  said  to  emulate  another  when  it  performs  in 
  exactly  the  same  way  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 
 
  (1995-05-12) 
 
 




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