- In effect or essence, if not in fact or reality; imitated, simulated, substantial.
Etymology: From virtualis from virtue + -al.
- In fact a defeat on the battlefield, Tet was a victory for the North, owing to its effect on public opinion.
- Virtual addressing allows applications to believe that there is much more physical memory than actually exists.
- Of something that is simulated in a computer, or which exists on-line.
- The world of his computer game allowed character interaction.
- nearly, Nearly, almost. (A relatively recent corruption of meaning, attributed to misuse in advertising and media.)
- The angry peasants were a army as they attacked the castle.
- ''...leaves your dishes virtually spotless.
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