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virtually

for the most part; almost completely; just about: He was virtually scared out of his wits. [Literally, like virtually, is widely used as an intensifier meaning “in effect,” which contradicts the earlier meaning of “actually, without exaggeration.” Virtually is often used to mean “actually” when its definition is “for practical purposes though not in name.”]
Not to be confused with:
actually – an actual or existing fact; really; genuinely, without exaggeration: The deceased was actually frightened to death.
literally – in a literal manner; word for word: literally translated; actually; without exaggeration or inaccuracy: The platoon was literally wiped out in the explosion.
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

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).
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virtually

(ˈvɜːtʃʊəlɪ)
adv
in effect though not in fact; practically; nearly
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vir•tu•al•ly

(ˈvɜr tʃu ə li)

adv.
for the most part; almost wholly; just about.
[1400–50]
usage: See literally.
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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"
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virtually

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

virtually

(ˈvəːtʃuəli) adverb
more or less, though not strictly speaking; in effect. He was virtually penniless.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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