Adjective "Virtual" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Virtual


    Definition:

    1. being such in power, force, or effect, though not actually or expressly such: a virtual dependence on charity.

    2. Optics. noting an image formed by the apparent convergence of rays geometrically, but not actually, prolonged, as the image formed by a mirror (opposed to real). noting a focus of a system forming virtual images.

    3. temporarily simulated or extended by computer software: a virtual disk in RAM; virtual memory on a hard disk.

    Examples:

    "standstills can be virtual."

    "monopolies can be virtual."

    "realities can be virtual."

    "pets can be virtual."

    "halts can be virtual."

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