emulation

[ em-yuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛm yəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

effort or desire to equal or excel others.
Obsolete. jealous rivalry.

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Origin of emulation

First recorded in 1545–55, emulation is from the Latin word aemulātiōn- (stem of aemulātiō). See emulate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM emulation

non·em·u·la·tion, nouno·ver·em·u·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for emulation

emulation
/ (ˌɛmjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun

the act of emulating or imitating
the effort or desire to equal or surpass another or others
archaic jealous rivalry
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