Definitions for virtuality
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vir•tu•alˈvɜr tʃu əl(adj.)
being such in force or effect, though not actually or expressly such:
reduced to virtual poverty.
noting an optical image formed by the apparent convergence of rays geometrically, but not actually, prolonged, as the image formed by a mirror noting a focus of a system forming virtual images.
Ref: (opposed to real 1 10 ).
temporarily simulated or extended by computer software: of, existing on, or by means of computers:
virtual memory on a hard disk.
virtual discussions on the Internet.
Origin of virtual:
1350–1400; ME < ML virtuālis= L virtu(s)virtue+-ālis -al1
A state of being virtual.
the quality or state of being virtual
potentiality; efficacy; potential existence