virtual machine

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virtual machine

n.
A software program that emulates a hardware system.
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These additions include Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, which uses OS virtualization to support legacy applications that are not yet ready to migrate to a new version of Windows, and Application Virtualization, which enables applications to be installed on PCs so that they are isolated from other applications and from the OS itself.