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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.

  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. Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra:

    People have been making their coffee at home and pouring it into their favorite Starbucks cups, or taking their Starbucks mugs to their Zoom meetings or now, virtual coffee meets.

  2. Anna Zafesova:

    Not only because its one of very few sources of free information about corruption and the abuse of power in Putins Russia, but also because its a sign that Navalny is not just a famous media person, he has dozens of young women and men perfectly capable of carrying on his investigative work. Maybe they are less charismatic than he, but they are proof that the Russian opposition is not only virtual and cannot be silenced with the poisoning of its leader. POISONED KREMLIN CRITIC ALEXEI NAVALNY OUT OF COMA AND RESPONSIVE: GERMAN HOSPITAL Navalnys spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh and fellow team member Georgi Alburov front the Tatarstan film, and said they were followed and harassed while shooting by men who blocked their paths with quad bikes or lurked nearby. Some dramatic images along those lines appear in the film.Yarmysh talks about how Tatarstan was supposed to be one of Navalnys stops on his late summer swing through Russian regions ahead of elections. Navalny was lobbying forSmart Voting. He argued that ifhe and people like him couldnt run in elections in Russia, the next best thing wasto simply vote for a candidate who is not from the same party as President Vladimir Putin, United Russia. Navalnyfamously called it the party of crooks and thieves and wantedto chip away at its monopoly on power howeverpossible.He believes Smart Voting can eventually dislodge it from power. GERMANY SUGGESTS HALT TO RUSSIA PIPELINE PROJECT, SEEKS COOPERATION WITH NAVALNY POISONING INVESTIGATION In the documentary from Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, Navalnys team keeps up his stylistic pace with drone video of what itidentifiesas the palatial homes of the regional president and his family, punctuated withvideoof the vast collection of fancy watches from Patek Phillipe to Breguet worn byleaderRustam Minnikhanov. Even if you dont understand Russian, it is compelling TV, Zafesova said. Navalnys investigations have evolved over the years from merely facts and analysis on his blog to full-scale movies.He invented a whole new way to oppose power, a mix of media and politics which is very important in a censored media environment like Russia and fills the void of free media as well as free debate and an independent judicial system.Navalnys videos are funny, clever, precise and shocking, not just angry denunciations of the wrongdoings of government.

  3. Brad Allen:

    This is a watershed moment, or tipping point in the world of virtual reality, fOX Sports is a major player and this partnership with them is a milestone in VR and providing these live experiences is unlike anything before. We’re very excited.

  4. Steve Boxer:

    We're going to find out what's good and bad about virtual reality in the months and years to come, personally I don't want to have to sit there wearing a virtual reality helmet for more than 20 minutes.

  5. Lochlainn Wilson:

    Eye-tracking is game-changing in VR. It allows for much more complex and subtle interaction than has been possible previously. By knowing exactly where the user is looking, characters in virtual reality can react to your gaze and return it naturally or avoid it or respond or question.

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