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Definitions for virtual
ˈvɜr tʃu əlvir·tu·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. virtual(a), practical(a)adjective

    being actually such in almost every respect

    "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"

  2. virtual(a)adjective

    existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact

    "a virtual dependence on charity"; "a virtual revolution"; "virtual reality"

Wiktionary

  1. virtualnoun

    In C++, a virtual member function of a class.

  2. virtualadjective

    In effect or essence, if not in fact or reality; imitated, simulated.

  3. virtualadjective

    Nearly, almost. (A relatively recent corruption of meaning, attributed to misuse in advertising and media.)

    The angry peasants were a virtual army as they attacked the castle.

  4. virtualadjective

    Of something that is simulated in a computer or on-line.

    The virtual world of his computer game allowed character interaction.

  5. virtualadjective

    In object-oriented programming, capable of being overridden with a different implementation in a subclass.

  6. virtualadjective

    Related to technology.

    virtual communication

  7. Etymology: From virtualis, from virtus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virtualadjective

    having the power of acting or of invisible efficacy without the agency of the material or sensible part; potential; energizing

  2. Virtualadjective

    being in essence or effect, not in fact; as, the virtual presence of a man in his agent or substitute

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. virtuel. See Virtue.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. virtual

    [via the technical term virtual memory, prob.: from the term virtual image in optics] 1. Common alternative to logical; often used to refer to the artificial objects (like addressable virtual memory larger than physical memory) simulated by a computer system as a convenient way to manage access to shared resources. 2. Simulated; performing the functions of something that isn't really there. An imaginative child's doll may be a virtual playmate. Oppose real.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of virtual in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of virtual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of virtual in a Sentence

  1. George Conway:

    What's just as bad, though, is the virtual silence from Republican leaders and officeholders.

  2. Talia Morales:

    You can also send it to guests so they can RSVP, choose their dinner option (and state their allergies), or as a virtual guest book where they can add a sweet message for you and your partner.

  3. Dale Carmen:

    I want people to really feel transported, I want to achieve this sort of ‘holy grail’ idea that I have a virtual reality that can create a presence, the sense that you are somewhere— that you’re in an actual place, you know, people take it off and then you have to re-acclimate to the real world.

  4. Mary Baker:

    The IRS is trying to communicate that an accretion of value... will trigger a taxable event, whether you are using the currency to buy a tangible item or to acquire a virtual item, how to keep track of these transactions and their taxable effect is an issue that Congress and the Treasury Department both are grappling with.

  5. Shannon Farrell:

    She has swabbed countless people at the clinic since, wondering if shes exposing herself to the virus. Like many of her colleagues working in the COVID-19 world, she takes every possible precaution ; she showers at work after her shift, trying to ensure that she doesnt expose her parents to anything. Her work clothes go immediately into the washing machine. I just feel like this is such an unknown, said Koplin, who plans to return to bobsled next fall assuming bobsled season happens. Theres so many uncertainties and Im like, I dont want to take any chances in the sense that Im dragging this super-contagious virus around my house. Bren Jensen can relate. Shes a COVID-19 survivor. Being a survivor is her specialty. She lost a leg in a lawn-mower accident as a child and went on to represent the U.S. in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympics. She caught the virus, and a doctor that she shares an office with tested positive soon afterward. Theres no way of knowing how Bren Jensen got it or if she transmitted it to anyone else, but she was racked by guilt anyway. Ill be the first to admit that I was very skeptical, Bren Jensen said. Those first couple of weeks, I was even telling patients, Theres really not much to be concerned about unless you have underlying health issues or chronic lung disease. And then I came down with it and I realized how serious it was, because Im completely healthy and it took me down. She stayed down for three weeks, then returned to work. Her office has gone to whats called virtual visits, where patients are being seen remotely. Thats been a lifesaver just to keep everybody else calm, Bren Jensen said. Calmness is something Shannon Farrell has not found easily. Last week, she and another nurse held a mans hand as Shannon Farrell died, separated from Shannon Farrell family because of the threat of the virus. Easter dinner with her own family a couple days later was held outside, in a Wendys parking lot, social distancing practiced as they stood around their cars. The strangeness has been impossibly hard for Shannon Farrell to process. She knew as a high school junior, seven years ago, that this was her calling. But this may be beyond any worst-case scenario she envisioned. I helped to take care of my grandmother when she was sick with leukemia, and I remember liking that feeling of being helpful and making her feel more comfortable.

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