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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·u·la·tion /ˌɛmjəˈleʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 模擬; 模仿

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·u·la·tion n.
 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. Jealous rivalry; envy; envious contention.
    Such factious emulations shall arise.   --Shak.
    1996 marked the year that emulation became a mainstream design verification tool.   --Computer Design (editorial, 1998)
 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.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: ambition to equal or excel
      2: (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the
         same results as another
      3: effort to equal or surpass another