emulation meaning, emulation definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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emulate  

  ( emulates    3rd person present)   ( emulating    present participle)   ( emulated    past tense & past participle  ) If you emulate something or someone, you imitate them because you admire them a great deal.  
FORMAL      verb  
Sons are traditionally expected to emulate their fathers.      V n  
   emulation             n-uncount  
...a role model worthy of emulation.     
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emulation  

  
challenge, competition, contention, contest, copying, envy, following, imitation, jealousy, mimicry, rivalry, strife  

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