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emulator

[′em·yə‚lād·ər]
(computer science)
The microprogram-assisted macroprogram which allows a computer to run programs written for another computer.

emulator

Hardware or software that performs emulation.

emulator

Hardware, software or a combination of the two that enables a computer to run programs for another platform. In the past, an emulator was hardware, and a "simulator" was software. Today, emulator more often refers to software. For example, Apple's iOS "simulator" and Google's Android "emulator" are both software utilities that run their respective mobile apps in the computer for testing purposes.

An Emulator Is a Translator
Emulators translate the machine language of a foreign application into the machine language of the computer with the emulator. The operating system may already be ported to the current computer, or it too may be emulated. See emulate, x86 emulator, simulator, terminal emulation, Wine, 3270 emulator, disk emulator, FX 32, ROM emulator, ICE, Mac emulator and Virtual PC for Mac.
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Setting up the Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator simply requires establishing a connection to Xbox LIVE, navigating to the Download Games menu, and adding the Emulator software to the hard drive of the Xbox 360 console.
Chained emulation involves running each bi-generational emulator under the next one (see figure at right).
The dynamic range of a multipath fading emulator is determined primarily by the amount of interference it generates.
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In actuality, the emulator is a scam set up to generate cash for its creators.