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vir·tu·al·ly

 (vûr′cho͞o-ə-lē)
adv.
1. In fact or to all purposes; practically: The city was virtually paralyzed by the transit strike.
2. Almost but not quite; nearly: "Virtually everyone gets a headache now and then" (People).

virtually

(ˈvɜːtʃʊəlɪ)
adv
in effect though not in fact; practically; nearly

vir•tu•al•ly

(ˈvɜr tʃu ə li)

adv.
for the most part; almost wholly; just about.
[1400–50]
usage: See literally.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.virtually - in essence or effect but not in fact; "the strike virtually paralyzed the city"; "I'm virtually broke"
2.virtually - (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"

virtually

Translations
فِعْلِيّا
prakticky
mere eller mindre
eiginlega; òví sem næst
faktiskiīstenībā
skorajtako rekoč

virtually

[ˈveːtjʊəlɪ] ADVprácticamente
it is virtually impossible to do anythinges prácticamente imposible hacer nada
it virtually destroyed the buildingdestruyó prácticamente el edificio
I've virtually finished the workcasi he terminado el trabajo
he started with virtually nothingempezó prácticamente or casi sin nada

virtually

[ˈvɜːruəli] adv (= almost) → pratiquement
virtually all → pratiquement tout(e)
it is virtually impossible → c'est virtuellement impossiblevirtual memory nmémoire f virtuellevirtual reality
modif [software, helmet, headset, technology, game] → de réalité virtuellevirtual storage nmémoire f virtuelle

virtually

adv
praktisch; blind, lost alsofast, nahezu, mehr oder weniger; yes, virtuallyja, fast, ja so gut wie; he is virtually the bosser ist praktisch or quasi der Chef; to be virtually certainsich (dat)so gut wie sicher sein
(Comput) → virtuell

virtually

[ˈvɜːtjʊəlɪ] adv (in effect) → di fatto; (to all intents and purposes) → praticamente
she virtually runs the business → di fatto è lei che gestisce l'azienda
it is virtually impossible to do anything → è praticamente impossibile fare qualcosa

virtually

(ˈvəːtʃuəli) adverb
more or less, though not strictly speaking; in effect. He was virtually penniless.
References in classic literature ?
Whether they like it or not, they are virtually put upon the shelf as soon as the wedding excitement is over, and most of them might exclaim, as did a very pretty woman the other day, "I'm as handsome as ever, but no one takes any notice of me because I'm married.
She was her father's chief clerk, and virtually managed his Black Hawk office during his frequent absences.
In truth he had virtually pleaded guilty to the charge, by scarcely aiming at such success as other men seek, and by taking only that humble and modest part in the intercourse of life which belongs to the alleged deficiency.
Can there not be a government in which the majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience?
Miranda and Jane had virtually washed their hands of Aurelia when she married Lorenzo de Medici Randall.
And, to cap the climax of their base ingratitude and fiendish barbarity, my grandmother, who was now very old, having outlived my old master and all his children, having seen the beginning and end of all of them, and her present owners finding she was of but little value, her frame already racked with the pains of old age, and complete helplessness fast stealing over her once active limbs, they took her to the woods, built her a little hut, put up a little mud-chimney, and then made her welcome to the privilege of support- ing herself there in perfect loneliness; thus virtually turning her out to die
The whole fortune of eighty thousand pounds has virtually passed into his possession already.
He had fully comprehended that no personal influence could possibly save him, that he was virtually sentenced by the millions, and that units could avail him nothing.
When she saw what she had done, and found herself virtually alone with Trefusis, who had followed her, she blamed him for it, and was about to retrace her steps when he said coolly:
Dulcinea, besides, has that within her that may raise her to be a crowned and sceptred queen; for the merit of a fair and virtuous woman is capable of performing greater miracles; and virtually, though not formally, she has in herself higher fortunes.
The loss of life and estate would often be virtually included in a sentence which, in its terms, imported nothing more than dismission from a present, and disqualification for a future, office.
In the conditions of the proletariat, those of old society at large are already virtually swamped.