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Alternative forms 
- (RP) IPA: /ˈvɜːtʃuəl/, X-SAMPA: /"v3:tSu@l/
- (GenAm) IPA: /ˈvɝtʃuəl/, X-SAMPA: /"v3`tSu@l/
- Hyphenation: vir‧tu‧al
virtual (not comparable)
- In effect or essence, if not in fact or reality; imitated, simulated.
- In fact a defeat on the battlefield, Tet was a virtual 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.
- Nearly, almost. (A relatively recent corruption of meaning, attributed to misuse in advertising and media.)
- The angry peasants were a virtual army as they attacked the castle.
- 2012, Chelsea 6-0 Wolves 
- The Chelsea captain was a virtual spectator as he was treated to his side's biggest win for almost two years as Stamford Bridge serenaded him with chants of "there's only one England captain," some 48 hours after he announced his retirement from international football.
- Of something that is simulated in a computer or on-line.
- The virtual world of his computer game allowed character interaction.
- (computing, object-oriented programming, of a class member) In object-oriented programming, capable of being overridden with a different implementation in a subclass.
- Related to technology.
- virtual communication
- (physics) Pertaining to particles in temporary existence due to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
Derived terms 
in effect; not fact
simulated in a computer
virtual (plural virtuals)
virtual m, f (masculine and feminine plural virtuals)
virtual m and f (plural virtuales)