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virtual
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Dune
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as in: virtual organization Define
to almost be something; or to effectively be something without entirely being it in a traditional sense
  • She could make him do virtually anything.
  • He’s virtually unharmed.

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  • The building stood as Rabban had restored it, virtually untouched by the fighting although there had been looting by townspeople.
  • But there were other far more important indications that they virtually ignored: 1.
  • PENTASHIELD: a five-layer shield-generator field suitable for small areas such as doorways or passages (large reinforcing shields become increasingly unstable with each successive layer) and virtually impassable to anyone not wearing a dissembler tuned to the shield codes.

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  • We call ourselves a virtual organization because we have no headquarters and no employees. But we are comprised of six key people who cooperate and assemble resources as needed to complete our projects.
  • I qualified for the tournament, but have virtually no chance of winning.

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as in: virtual organization Define
to almost be something; or to effectively be something without entirely being it in a traditional sense
as in: computer's virtual world Define
something simulated by a computer
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