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1. Existing or resulting in essence or effect though not in actual fact, form, or name: the virtual extinction of the buffalo.
2. Existing in the mind, especially as a product of the imagination. Used in literary criticism of a text.
a. Existing as or by means of digital media: a virtual classroom.
b. Relating to or existing in virtual reality: a virtual encounter in a chatroom.
c. Emulating the function of another system or device.
[Middle English virtuall, effective, from Medieval Latin virtuālis, from Latin virtūs, excellence; see virtue.]
vir′tu·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
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(Computer Science) virtual reality
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