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virtualize

[vur-choo-uh-lahyz] /ˈvɜr tʃu əˌlaɪz/
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for virtualize

virtualize

/ˈvɜːtʃʊəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to transform (something) into an artificial computer-generated version of itself which functions as if it were real
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Contemporary definitions for virtualize
verb

to convert something into a virtual reality image or computer simulation

Usage Note

virtualization n

verb

to create or activate a computer program in virtual memory; to create a virtual screen

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