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|Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: émulo|
|émulo de su maestro|
The saga continues...!! I am still not convinced that emulator cannot be used outside of the IT context. I have found the following in several websites. I am a wee bit confused with all the emulators! Maybe I need an emulator for my brain so it can emulate my computer?!
According to my CD-ROM Oxford Spanish dictionary:
émulo -la m, f (frml) emulator
emulador m emulator
emular fiA1 vt
a (frml) (imitar) to emulate (frml)
b (Inf) to emulate
According to the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary:
Main Entry: em.u.la.tor
1 : one that emulates
2 : hardware or software that permits programs written for one computer to be run on another usually newer computer
Main Entry: 1em·u·late
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -lat·ed; -lat·ing
Etymology: Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari, from aemulus rivaling
1 a : to strive to equal or excel b : IMITATE; especially : to imitate by means of an emulator
2 : to equal or approach equality with
Main Entry: em·u·lous
1 a : inspired by or deriving from a desire to emulate b : ambitious or eager to emulate
2 obsolete : JEALOUS
- em·u·lous·ly adverb
- em·u·lous·ness noun
Main Entry: em·u·la·tion
1 obsolete : ambitious or envious rivalry
2 : ambition or endeavor to equal or excel others (as in achievement)
3 a : IMITATION b : the use of or technique of using an emulator
- em·u·la·tive /'em-y&-"lA-tiv/ adjective
- em·u·la·tive·ly adverb
According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
ADJECTIVE: 1. Eager or ambitious to equal or surpass another. 2. Characterized or prompted by a spirit of rivalry. 3. Obsolete Covetous of power or honor; envious.
ETYMOLOGY: From Latin aemulus. See aim- in Appendix I.
OTHER FORMS: emu·lous·ly —ADVERB
TRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: em·u·lat·ed, em·u·lat·ing, em·u·lates
1. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation: an older pupil whose accomplishments and style I emulated. 2. To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with. 3. Computer Science To imitate the function of (another system), as by modifications to hardware or software that allow the imitating system to accept the same data, execute the same programs, and achieve the same results as the imitated system.
ADJECTIVE: Obsolete (-lt) Ambitious; emulous.
ETYMOLOGY: Latin aemulr, aemult-, from aemulus, emulous. See emulous.
OTHER FORMS: emu·lative —ADJECTIVE
According to the Cambridge International Dictionary of English online version:
to copy something achieved by (someone else) and try to do it as well as or better than they have
People often try to emulate their favourite pop singers or movie stars.
Today's desktop publishing systems offer a very good emulation of conventional printing methods.
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|Sheila, you always go the extra mile, and I appreciate it.|
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It is an adjective rather than a noun.
As a noun, only "emula", meaning rival or competitor exists, not "emulo".
Ref: Collins Spanish-English dictionary.
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