emulator

noun em·u·la·tor \ ˈem-yə-ˌlā-tər \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of emulator

1 : one that emulates
2 : hardware or software that permits programs written for one computer to be run on another computer

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Origin and Etymology of emulator

borrowed from Latin aemulātor, from aemulārī "to vie with, rival, imitate" + -tor, agent suffix — more at 1emulate


EMULATOR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of emulator for English Language Learners

  • : a person who tries to be like someone else

  • computers : a program or device that permits programs written for one kind of computer to be used on another kind of computer


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