virtual assistant

[ vur-choo-uhl uh-sis-tuhnt ]
/ ˈvɜr tʃu əl əˈsɪs tənt /


a person, as a freelance office assistant, that works remotely in an administrative role.
Also called voice assistant. Digital Technology. a device or piece of software that can perform basic tasks and answer some questions, often in response to natural language commands and prompts.

Nearby words

  1. viron,
  2. virosis,
  3. virtanen,
  4. virtu,
  5. virtual,
  6. virtual cautery,
  7. virtual human,
  8. virtual image,
  9. virtual machine,
  10. virtual memory

Origin of virtual assistant

virtual + assistant; def 1 was first recorded in 2000–05, and def 2 in 2010–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019