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virtual

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1  —as in:
virtual organization
Definition to almost be something; or to effectively be something without entirely being it in a traditional sense
  • 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.
virtual = to effectively be something without entirely being it
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I qualified for the tournament, but have virtually no chance of winning.
  • virtually = almost
  • The once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin.
  • Gliders are virtually soundless.
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • virtually = to almost be so, but not so strictly speaking
  • It's true of virtually all industrial accidents.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • virtually = to almost be so, but not so strictly speaking
  • As a result, in many hopeless battles, virtually every Japanese soldier fought to the death.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • virtually = almost
  • surrounded by a virtual cloud of small fish
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • virtual = almost a
  • Ignorance, disease, poverty and fear had virtually ceased to exist.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • virtually = to almost be so, but not so strictly speaking
  • Virtually every POW believed its destruction had saved them from execution.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • virtually = almost
  • For him it was a cause of virtually religious proportions.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
virtually = to almost be so, but not so strictly speaking

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2  —as in:
computer's virtual world
Definition something simulated by a computer
  • The flight simulator permits learning to fly in a safe virtual reality.
virtual reality = something simulated by a computer
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Virtual reality goggles, gloves, and a body suit helps the computer character mimic your movements.
  • virtual reality = something simulated by a computer
  • A fine time for the big guys' latest super-top-secret holographic virtual-reality system to crash.
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • virtual = simulated by a computer
  • And I included a photo of my student Caitlin Kelleher wearing a virtual reality headset.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • virtual reality = computer simulation (enabling)
  • Movies and magazine articles on the subject are becoming more frequent, but cases are often sensationalized, and we are too far removed to understand the virtual reality and pain of the victim child.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • virtual reality = something simulated by a computer
  • It used virtual reality to test what sorts of effects battle has on your body.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Determined to relax, she tried out the virtual reality goggles Mavis had given her for Christmas.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • The offerings on the two sets of colinked virtual reality headphones had been a shock even to Eve's jaded system.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • This is virtual reality.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The idea of a "virtual reality" such as the Metaverse is by now widespread in the computergraphics community and is being implemented in a number of different ways.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash

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