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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.

    Etymology: From virtualis, from virtus.

  2. virtualadjective

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

    Etymology: From virtualis, from virtus.

  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.

    Etymology: From virtualis, from virtus.

  4. virtualadjective

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

    The virtual world of his computer game allowed character interaction.

    Etymology: From virtualis, from virtus.

  5. virtualadjective

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

    Etymology: From virtualis, from virtus.

  6. virtualadjective

    Related to technology.

    virtual communication

    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

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

  2. Virtualadjective

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

    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. David Nathanson:

    It’s important for us to be at the forefront of how sports fans are consuming content well into the future. I think virtual reality represents that, we believe what NextVR is doing in live sports is best in class.

  2. Leung Yiu-chung:

    The government should not just stand aside, it's simply not enough to just ask people to exercise caution when investing ... it has to ban the circulation of such virtual currency in the market.

  3. Superintendent Vicki Townsend:

    [Virtual reality] provides the ability of a safe learning environment, which promotes open conversations about opportunities for options for action, investigation and safeguarding, often within policing, there is no right or wrong answer to how a situation is managed. It’s about understanding what you would do, the power and legislation you utilize to take that action, and why you have done it. The scenarios provide the opportunity as a group to maximize this learning by focusing on the decision-making model, and allows the development of officers from peers with more or different experiences.

  4. Phillip McGraw:

    Facial expression, body language and reactions to different questions or subject matters are all available for an attentive virtual therapist.

  5. Samir Subberwal:

    But we believe that banks, as well as the new virtual banks, will be sensible in pricing and discipline on financial management.

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