Term applied to anything which mimics reality. While machines or applications appear to be 'real' they are only representations or imitations. Virtual Reality, which makes you appear to be in a location which you are not physically in, and Virtual Machines, which are computers which do not physically exist, are both examples of Virtual Items.
• (a.) Having the power of acting or of invisible efficacy without the agency of the material or sensible part; potential; energizing. • (a.) Being in essence or effect, not in fact; as, the virtual presence of a man in his agent or substitute.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/virtual/
Near. With characteristics of the real thing, without being the real thing.
Example: The building was in a state of virtual collapse after the earthquake.
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Virtual (foaled 10 May 2005) is a thoroughbred racehorse who won the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in 2009. Virtual is a bay horse who was sired by Pivotal out of Virtuous. He was bred and owned by Cheveley Park Stud and trained by John Gosden at Newmarket, Suffolk. He ran fourteen times in a career that lasted from September 2007 to O...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_(horse)
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Having the power of acting or of invisible efficacy without the agency of the material or sensible part; potential; energizing. « Heat and cold have a virtual
transition, without communication of substanc...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/V/28
A computer-generated environment.Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20134
A quality used to describe a situation where a computer simulates aspects of an activity or device but the activity or device does not have a physical form.Found on http://www.wildpackets.com/resources/compendium/glossary_of_networking_term
being actually such in almost every respectFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/158782
C++ magic. Well.... to be more serious. A member function or method is virtual if when applied to a pointer the class of the object pointed at is used rather than the class of the pointer. Virtual inheritance means that when a class in inheritted by two different path only one single parent object is stored for both paths.Found on http://www.csci.csusb.edu/dick/cs202/glossary.html
Existing only in software.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22285
In computing, without physical existence. Most computers have virtual memory, making their immediate-access memory seem larger than it is. Virtual reality is a computer simulation of a whole physical environmentFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0035684.html
keyword used to declare a member function virtual.Found on http://www.stroustrup.com/glossary.html
virtual 1. Being something in effect even if not in reality or not conforming to the generally accepted definition of the term. 2. In physics, used to describe a particle whose existence is suggested to explain observed phenomena but is not proven or directly observable. 3. With computer technology, simulated by a computer for reasons of economics,...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2303/5
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