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VIRTUAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does virtual mean? 

VIRTUAL (adjective)
  The adjective VIRTUAL has 2 senses:

1. being actually such in almost every respect
2. existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact

  Familiarity information: VIRTUAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VIRTUAL (adjective)


Sense 1virtual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being actually such in almost every respect

Synonyms:

virtual; practical

Context examples:

a practical failure / the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin

Similar:

realistic (aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are)


Sense 2virtual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact

Context examples:

a virtual dependence on charity / a virtual revolution / virtual reality

Similar:

essential (basic and fundamental)


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