Definition of Emulation

1. Noun. Ambition to equal or excel.

Generic synonyms: Ambition, Aspiration, Dream
Derivative terms: Emulate, Emulate



2. Noun. (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another.
Generic synonyms: Technique
Specialized synonyms: Terminal Emulation
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Derivative terms: Emulate

3. Noun. Effort to equal or surpass another.
Generic synonyms: Imitation
Derivative terms: Emulate, Emulate

Definition of Emulation

1. n. The endeavor to equal or to excel another in qualities or actions; an assiduous striving to equal or excel another; rivalry.

Definition of Emulation

1. Noun. The endeavor or desire to equal or excel someone else in qualities or actions. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Jealous rivalry; envy; envious contention. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) Running a program or other software designed for a different system. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emulation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Emulation

1. 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. Jeaous rivalry; envy; envious contention. "Such factious emulations shall arise." (Shak) Synonym: 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." Origin: L. Aemulatio: cf. F. Emulation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Emulation

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1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey, John Wood Warter (1855)
"Love, Joy, Hope, are terminated in good; Grief, Hatred, and Fear are terminated in evil; but emulation is terminated in pure action or imitation, ..."

2. Social Process by Charles Horton Cooley (1918)
"It 11 is that one be immersed in a group spirit and organization of which such emulation is a~part. If we have this, no unusual virtue is required to call ..."

3. Human Nature and the Social Order by Charles Horton Cooley (1922)
"It is a volun- [ tary imitation of prevalent modes of action, distinguished from rivalry and other aggressive phases of emulation by being comparatively ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"4 In all the pursuits of active and .speculative life, the emulation of states and individuals is the most powerful spring of the efforts and improvements ..."

5. The Works of Dugald Stewart by Dugald Stewart (1829)
"SECTION V. emulation, or the Desire of Superiority. This principle of action is classed by Dr. Reid with the affections, and is considered by him as a ..."

6. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"... which fixed tho national character, a similar emulation was kindled among the states of Latium and Italy ; and in the arts and sciences, they aspired to ..."

7. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"But ' emulation,' though sometimes used by our early writers in this nobler sense, was by no means always so ; it was often an exact equivalent to envy. ..."

8. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey, John Wood Warter (1855)
"Love, Joy, Hope, are terminated in good; Grief, Hatred, and Fear are terminated in evil; but emulation is terminated in pure action or imitation, ..."

9. Social Process by Charles Horton Cooley (1918)
"It 11 is that one be immersed in a group spirit and organization of which such emulation is a~part. If we have this, no unusual virtue is required to call ..."

10. Human Nature and the Social Order by Charles Horton Cooley (1922)
"It is a volun- [ tary imitation of prevalent modes of action, distinguished from rivalry and other aggressive phases of emulation by being comparatively ..."

11. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"4 In all the pursuits of active and .speculative life, the emulation of states and individuals is the most powerful spring of the efforts and improvements ..."

12. The Works of Dugald Stewart by Dugald Stewart (1829)
"SECTION V. emulation, or the Desire of Superiority. This principle of action is classed by Dr. Reid with the affections, and is considered by him as a ..."

13. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"... which fixed tho national character, a similar emulation was kindled among the states of Latium and Italy ; and in the arts and sciences, they aspired to ..."

14. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"But ' emulation,' though sometimes used by our early writers in this nobler sense, was by no means always so ; it was often an exact equivalent to envy. ..."

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