verb (used with object), em·u·lat·ed, em·u·lat·ing.
- to imitate (a particular computer system) by using a software system, often including a microprogram or another computer that enables it to do the same work, run the same programs, etc., as the first.
- to replace (software) with hardware to perform the same task.
Origin of emulate
Examples from the Web for emulative
At all events, in the second line, "emulation" should be "emulative," to make it agree with the other clauses of the sentence.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume I|Various
Wealth gives rank, and gratifies not only the greed but also the emulative spirit of the pack.The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions|Carveth Read
It will be an emulative pleasure to children, a new delight to parents, a mutual gratification to be at school together in church.Church Reform|Richard Carlile
Their eagerness was emulative, and made them rapid in their haste.
The result is that the instinct of workmanship works out in an emulative demonstration of force.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
British Dictionary definitions for emulative
Word Origin for emulate
Word Origin and History for emulative
1580s, back-formation from emulation, or else from Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari "to rival." Related: Emulated; emulating.