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.

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. 2020