being as specified in power, force, or effect, though not actually or expressly such: One of the VPs was the virtual CEO of the company.
(of an image, such as one in a mirror) formed by the apparent convergence of rays that are prolonged geometrically, but not actually (opposed to real).
being a focus of a system forming such images.
Digital Technology. real, but existing, seen, or happening online or on a digital screen, rather than in person or in the physical world: You can take a virtual tour of the museum before your visit.How do I become a virtual personal trainer?Some students struggle with virtual learning and need the support of a physical classroom.
(of a computer, data storage device, operating system, etc.) simulated or extended by software, sometimes temporarily, in such a way as to function and appear to the user as a physical entity: You can create a virtual disk in RAM, or virtual storage on a hard disk.
relating or belonging to virtual reality: The headset and controller allow users to do things like draw images and wave wands in the virtual world.Your swing determines the path of the ball and where it lands on the virtual golf course, just as if it were played on a real one.
- vir·tu·al·i·ty [vur-choo-al-i-tee], /ˌvɜr tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/, noun
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How to use virtual in a sentence
Biden’s schedule on Thursday also includes a call with Senate Democrats and a virtual Rosh Hashanah event.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall | Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
When Alchemist Accelerator shifted its Demo Day to virtual earlier this year, Alchemist director and founder Ravi Belani told me it was a move he expected the team to stick with for some time.Here are the 19 companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator Demo Day XXV today | Greg Kumparak | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
Close out Disrupt on Friday with a live, virtual Cocktail Party on Run the World.
Explore and connect with more than 40 early-stage mobility startups exhibiting in our virtual expo.Last day to save on passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 | Alexandra Ames | September 11, 2020 | TechCrunch
Over the summer, the financial services company ran Fidelity Kids Camp, five weeks of virtual full-day summer activities for employees’ kids.The best back-to-school benefits companies are offering their employees | ehinchliffe | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders cannot be accessed without a virtual private network.
Just download the virtual Joey App and you are ready to stream DISH service right to that screen.
Their new virtual Joey app turns your existing PlayStation 3—and soon PS4—into its very own DVR.
The user is then transported into a 360-degree virtual world.Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn | Aurora Snow | October 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a virtual world, it revives the relevance of authenticity.
Indeed, individual cases show a virtual lack of self-reliance.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
The king, while fully acknowledging Clive's services, thought him guilty of "rapine," and disapproved of his virtual acquittal.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
His empire thus consolidated, he would be virtual master of half the solid earth in the Eastern hemisphere.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
Their virtual assertion of popular sovereignty was temporarily smothered by imported tyranny in the shape of Sir Edmund Andros.William Bradford of Plymouth | Albert Hale Plumb
All the American press is not founded upon this system of virtual blackmail.As A Chinaman Saw Us | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for virtual
having the essence or effect but not the appearance or form of: a virtual revolution
physics being, relating to, or involving a virtual image: a virtual focus
computing of or relating to virtual storage: virtual memory
of or relating to a computer technique by which a person, wearing a headset or mask, has the experience of being in an environment created by the computer, and of interacting with and causing changes in it
rare capable of producing an effect through inherent power or virtue
physics designating or relating to a particle exchanged between other particles that are interacting by a field of force: a virtual photon See also exchange force
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