The process of emulating a specific hardware inside software resulting in the exact same I/O characteristics.
Leif Hurst, 10/15/10
imitation (of an admired model) for the purpose of improving one's own qualities.
the imitation of the actions of a computer system or component, especially a processor, by means of a computer program, with the goal of predicting the behavior and performance characteristics of that system without actually manufacturing it.
The duplication of the functional capability of one device in another device.
The endeavor to equal or to excel another in qualities or actions; an assiduous striving to equal or excel another; rivalry.
Jealous rivalry; envy; envious contention.
ambitious rivalry; ambition or desire to equal or excel others in achievement
effort to equal or surpass another