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terminal emulator

(communications)
A program that allows a computer to act like a (particular brand of) terminal, e.g. a vt-100. The computer thus appears as a terminal to the host computer and accepts the same escape sequences for functions such as cursor positioning and clearing the screen.

xterm is a terminal emulator for the X Window System.

terminal emulation

Using software in a desktop machine to make it perform like a hardware terminal. The emulated terminal is typically in the VT100-500 family, designed originally by Digital Equipment. Connected to stand-alone, centralized minicomputers and mainframes, VT terminals were very popular in the 1980s. See 3270 emulator, twinax card, virtual terminal and xterm.
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