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adjective American English pronunciation: virtual /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

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