virtual Kim swans in every so often to dish out advice like a buxom fairy godmother.
virtual Babysitter Who needs kid harnesses and leashes when you can slap a GPS on your pet and dog instead?
Social media have created a platform for every single American to become a “virtual first responder,” in word, donation, or deed.
The effect of all of this dress information is a kind of glossy, virtual intimacy that is revealing yet not personal.
Here are four amazing videos that show the remarkable possibilities of virtual reality and CGI.
But all of that one type had at least one stripped branch and two were virtual skeletons.
He requires, too, the virtual abdication of our ruling house.
I reckon that the virtual beginnings of hostilities must be dated from the day that he completed the subjugation of the Thracians.
Not since she had become the virtual creatrix of beauty, even the giver of life!
Compromise is virtual death: it is the pact between cowardice and comfort under the title of expediency.
late 14c., "influencing by physical virtues or capabilities," from Medieval Latin virtualis, from Latin virtus "excellence, potency, efficacy," literally "manliness, manhood" (see virtue). The meaning of "being something in essence or fact, though not in name" is first recorded 1650s, probably via sense of "capable of producing a certain effect" (early 15c.). Computer sense of "not physically existing but made to appear by software" is attested from 1959.
(Via the technical term virtual memory, probably from the term "virtual image" in optics) 1. Common alternative to logical; often used to refer to the artificial objects (like addressable virtual memory larger than physical memory) created by a computer system to help the system control access to shared resources.
2. Simulated; performing the functions of something that isn't really there. An imaginative child's doll may be a virtual playmate.
Opposite of real or physical.