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  • 1 rival — I. n. Competitor, antagonist, opponent, emulator. II. a. Competing, emulating, emulous, opposing. III. v. a. 1. Oppose, compete with, contend with. 2. Emulate, try to equal or excel. 3. Match, equal, be equal to …

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  • 2 emulate — emulative, adj. emulatively, adv. emulator, n. v. /em yeuh layt /; adj. /em yeuh lit/, v., emulated, emulating, adj. v.t. 1. to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass: to emulate one s father as a concert violinist. 2. to… …

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  • 3 emulate — /ˈɛmjuleɪt / (say emyoohlayt), / jə / (say yuh ) verb (t) (emulated, emulating) 1. to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass. 2. to rival with some degree of success. 3. (of a computer) to imitate (a particular computer… …

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  • 4 emulate — em·u·late || emjÊŠleɪt v. imitate, try to equal or excel, take after, copy …

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  • 5 emulated — em·u·late || emjÊŠleɪt v. imitate, try to equal or excel, take after, copy …

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  • 6 emulates — em·u·late || emjÊŠleɪt v. imitate, try to equal or excel, take after, copy …

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  • 7 emulating — em·u·late || emjÊŠleɪt v. imitate, try to equal or excel, take after, copy …

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  • 8 emule — v. emulate, imitate, try to equal or excel, take after, copy …

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  • 9 emuled — v. emulate, imitate, try to equal or excel, take after, copy …

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  • 10 emules — v. emulate, imitate, try to equal or excel, take after, copy …

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  • 11 emuling — v. emulate, imitate, try to equal or excel, take after, copy …

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  • 12 emulate — v.tr. 1 try to equal or excel. 2 imitate zealously. 3 rival. Derivatives: emulation n. emulative adj. emulator n. Etymology: L aemulari (as EMULOUS) …

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  • 13 emulate — [em′yo͞o lāt΄, em′yəlāt΄; ] for adj. [, em′yo͞o lit, em′yəlit] vt. emulated, emulating [< L aemulatus, pp. of aemulari < aemulus, trying to equal or excel < IE base * ai to give, accept, take > Gr ainymai, take] 1. to try, often by… …

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  • 14 cap — cap1 [kap] n. [ME cappe < OE cæppe & ML cappa < LL cappa, a cape, hooded cloak] 1. any closefitting head covering, brimless or with only a front visor, and made of wool, cotton, etc., as a baseball cap or overseas cap, or of muslin or lace …

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  • 15 education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …

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  • 16 Computers and Information Systems — ▪ 2009 Introduction Smartphone: The New Computer.       The market for the smartphone in reality a handheld computer for Web browsing, e mail, music, and video that was integrated with a cellular telephone continued to grow in 2008. According to… …

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  • 17 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 18 Texas hold 'em — This article is about the poker game. For other uses, see Texas hold em (disambiguation). Hold em redirects here. For other uses, see Hold em (disambiguation). Texas hold em Texas Hold em involves community cards available to all players.… …

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  • 19 Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …

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  • 20 Wikipedia:Reference desk/Computing — The Wikipedia Reference Desk covering the topic of computing. Computing #eee #f5f5f5 #eee #aaa #aaa #aaa #00f #36b #000 #00f computing Wikipedia:Reference de …

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