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virtually

[vur-choo-uh-lee] /ˈvɜr tʃu ə li/
adverb
1.
for the most part; almost wholly; just about:
He is virtually unknown.
Origin of virtually
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see virtual, -ly
Can be confused
figuratively, literally, virtually (see usage note at literally)
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virtually

/ˈvɜːtʃʊəlɪ/
adverb
1.
in effect though not in fact; practically; nearly
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Word Origin and History for virtually
adv.

early 15c., "as far as essential qualities or facts are concerned;" from virtual + -ly (2). Sense of "in effect, as good as" is recorded from c.1600.

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