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Word: emulate

Definition: imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)

Sentences Containing 'emulate'

After this, the Twins are encouraged by Clark to continue their super heroics outside of Metropolis, albeit on their own reputations rather than attempting to emulate him.
Angel also has a Voice in ; Max thinks Angel's voice is imaginary, because she wants to emulate Max and take over the Flock.
Another of the motivations for development of the microprocessor was to simplify and reduce the electronics required in a terminal. That also made it practicable to load several "personalities" into a single terminal, so a Qume QVT-102 could emulate many popular terminals of the day, and so be sold into organizations that did not wish to make any software changes.
As a tool, a duck call is like a traditional whistle made to emulate the sound of a duck.
As its prevalence increased, the Manchus, wanting to emulate the particular gait that bound feet necessitated, invented their own type of shoe that caused them to walk in a similar swaying manner.
At Over the Edge, Hart was to emulate World Championship Wrestling (WCW) wrestler Sting's (Steve Borden) ring entrance by descending from the arena rafters into the ring.
Bradley's father was a doctor in Nuneaton, and he attempts to emulate him onscreen through his portrayal of Elliot.
C++ does not have first class properties, but there exist several ways to emulate properties to a limited degree.
Clem Burke later said the revamped version was inspired partly by Kraftwerk and partly by the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive", whose drum beat Burke tried to emulate.
Events at home almost led to the complete downfall of the Mazawattee business: McQuitty and another director, John McClean, started a major change in policy, possibly trying to emulate other tea merchants that had also become successful retailers: they persuaded John Lane’s brother Benjamin that the way ahead was to open Mazawattee retail shops.
Expression templates may be considered a workaround for the lack of move semantics in the previous C++ standard. An alternative technique is to directly emulate move semantics, for example using the Boost move library.
For the song's vocals, Beck attempted to emulate the rapping style of Public Enemy's Chuck D. According to Beck, the line that became the song's chorus originated because "When played it back, I thought, 'Man, I'm the worst rapper in the world, I'm just a loser.'
Gods of Time was a free 2D browser based MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game) that plays in real time, and the game's goal is to emulate downloaded MMORPGs, but with simpler graphics.
He began to emulate Shelley in some additional ways, such as his attitudes toward authority figures.
However, the club struggled to emulate this success in the following years, finishing fourth in both 2008 and 2009 and dropping to fifth in 2010.
Hutcheson's ideas of ethics, along with notions of civility and politeness developed by the Earl of Shaftesbury and Addison and Richard Steele in their "Spectator", were a major influence on the upper-class of American colonists who sought to emulate European manners and learning.
In "Sight and Sound", Tom Milne said the film was well constructed and had good characterisation, but lacked the mystery and charisma of the earlier American crime films it attempted to emulate.
In 1991, Marshall began making a guitar effect pedal that was intended to emulate the sound of the original combo.
In North America, primitive skills enthusiasts often emulate Native-American traditional crafts.
In response to his many young radio listeners aspiring to emulate him, Autry created the Cowboy Code, or Ten Cowboy Commandments.
Initially, the community began as a small group of individuals seeking to emulate first-person shooter game mechanics within Second Life.
Just as he is pondering whether to leave for France that day or the next day, the Colonel's mind is unexpectedly changed by a chance encounter with an impoverished shoemaker who wishes to show the Colonel to his little son, whom he wants in the future to emulate the military hero of Poland, Hungary and France.
Kovel adds that Stalin "would win the gold medal for enmity to nature", and that, in the face of massive environmental degradation, the inflexible Soviet bureaucracy became increasingly inefficient and unable to emulate capitalist accumulation, leading to a "vicious cycle" that led to its collapse.
Like the other "South Park" characters, Stan is animated by computer in a way to emulate the show's original method of cutout animation.
NB: Stats only shown for 10/14 clubs to focus on Dawu Youngstars Dawu managed to emulate the success of the previous season, again finishing in 5th place.
Oliver's mother always tried to get him to emulate someone "normal" - though she always used Michael Jackson as an example - which was something that Oliver did not appreciate.
OSes which implement paging must find some way to emulate the accessed bit if they are to operate efficiently.
PanSa East were placed in "Group B", but failed to emulate the previous season's 4th place finish, despite being in a league with fewer teams.
Paramount Pictures, which was planning to make a film based on the book, dropped the idea in the fear that some fanatics would try to emulate the scenario in real life.
Safina, who had reached the final stage of six of her previous seven tournaments, said that she hoped to emulate her brother Marat, who won his maiden Grand Slam tournament at Flushing Meadows in 2000.
Such relationships, called "Laws" after the usage of the time (see philosophy of science) became the model which other disciplines would emulate.
The brothers want to do something for Katie's sake, and their plan is to send youngest son Bud to college, raising money through a sale of another man's herd of horses, even though Bud wants to emulate his eldest brother.
The deck makes use from the European masters' paintings, these cards pay tribute to artwork of the Middle ages and early Renaissance to emulate the feel of such early decks as the Visconti-Sforza.
The electrical stimulation used in HWT differs from other forms of electrical stimulation such as TENS in terms of its waveform; it is intended to emulate the H waveform found in nerve signals, thus permitting the machine to use less power while attaining greater and deeper penetration of its low-frequency current.
The essay is also very prescient because it anticipates the pejorative use of the word wigger in contemporary society to refer to white people who emulate the manner of speech, the fashion styles, or other aspects of the expressive culture of African Americans.
The final track on the album, "The Overload," was Talking Heads' attempt to emulate the sound of British post-punk band Joy Division.
The name comes from "Dùn Èideann", the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the Scottish capital. Charles Kettle the city's surveyor, instructed to emulate the characteristics of Edinburgh, produced a striking, 'Romantic' design.
The Pelican Bongos were made by Pelican Accessories and designed to emulate the DK Bongos.
The sample was processed through audio filters to emulate guitar feedback.
The student may read Homer or AEschylus in the Greek without danger of dissipation or luxuriousness, for it implies that he in some measure emulate their heroes, and consecrate morning hours to their pages.
The symphonic organ sought to emulate the effects of a symphony orchestra with imitative solo reeds, colorful flutes and warm string-toned stops.
The terminal emulators on most Unix-like systems, such as, for example, xterm and Terminal, emulate physical terminals that support escape sequences Modes.
The Win32 console on Windows does not emulate a physical terminal that supports escape sequences so SSH and Telnet programs (for logging in textually to remote computers) for Windows, including the Telnet program bundled with some versions of Windows, often incorporate their own code to process escape sequences.
These are tunings in which some or all of the strings of the guitar are retuned to emulate the standard tuning of some other instrument, such as a lute, banjo, cittern, mandolin, etc. Many of these tunings will overlap other categories, especially open and model tunings.
They allow engineers, researchers to test scenarios that might be particularly difficult or expensive to emulate using real hardware - for instance, simulating a scenario with several nodes or experimenting with a new protocol in the network.
They have synthesized diets from modern foods that emulate nutritional characteristics of the ancient Paleolithic diet.
Thus his people fear and love him, study and emulate him.
to emulate her famous father (Neil Simon) in his younger years, eschewing one-liners in favor of humor that stems directly from the intensely dramatic interactions.
With suitable software PCs could, however, emulate a terminal, if connected to a mainframe or minicomputer.
Within the superstructure were berthing spaces, cabins, galley, and other living spaces all constructed to emulate realistic living conditions on American battleships.

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