virtualize

virtualize

[vur-choo-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), virtualized, virtualizing. Digital Technology.
1.
to create a virtual version of (a computer, operating system, data storage device, etc.), which is not itself an independent device but both works and appears to the user as a single, physical entity: A virtualized computer server can boost processing power and reduce costs.
2.
to store, access, or carry out online or by means of a computer; computerize or digitize: Virtualizing tax forms has made the IRS a more efficient organization.

Origin:
virtual + -ize

virtualization, noun
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virtualize or virtualise (ˈvɜːtʃʊəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to transform (something) into an artificial computer-generated version of itself which functions as if it were real
 
virtualise or virtualise
 
vb

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Main Entry:  virtualize1
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to convert something into a virtual reality image or computer simulation
Usage:  virtualization n
Main Entry:  virtualize2
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to create or activate a computer program in virtual memory; to create a virtual screen
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