What does virtual mean?

Definitions for virtual
ˈvɜr tʃu əlvir·tu·al

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    being actually such in almost every respect

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

  2. virtual(a)(adj)

    existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact

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

Wiktionary

  1. virtual(Noun)

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

  2. virtual(Adjective)

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

  3. virtual(Adjective)

    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. virtual(Adjective)

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

    The virtual world of his computer game allowed character interaction.

  5. virtual(Adjective)

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

  6. virtual(Adjective)

    Related to technology.

    virtual communication

  7. Origin: From virtualis, from virtus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virtual(adj)

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

  2. Virtual(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [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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How to say virtual in sign language?

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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. Bernie Sanders:

    We are in a virtual tie.

  2. William Gibson:

    Virtual Reality is like mainlining television.

  3. Ehud Ronn:

    Trading has been a virtual four-letter word at Exxon.

  4. Sam Englebardt:

    Virtual reality may be the first killer app for blockchain.

  5. Marshal Cohen:

    Retail does have to change, and virtual reality is a big part of it.

Images & Illustrations of virtual

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