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adjective virtual pronunciation in American English /ˈvɜrtʃuəl/
  1. 1
    almost the same as the thing that is mentioned
    The company had created a virtual monopoly.
    It’s a virtual impossibility.
    Business has come to a virtual standstill.
    The servants rarely leave the house and live like virtual prisoners.
  2. 2
    computing created by computers, or appearing on computers or the Internet
    Students would get their degrees from virtual universities.
    a virtual community
    a virtual pet


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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