Meaning of VIRTUAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ adj. ]

[via the technical term `virtual memory', prob. from the term `virtual image' in optics] 1. Common alternative to logical ; often used to refer to the artificial objects (like addressable virtual memory larger than physical memory) simulated by a computer system as a convenient way to manage access to shared resources. 2. Simulated; performing the functions of something that isn't really there. An imaginative child's doll may be a virtual playmate. Oppose real .

Jargon File English vocabulary.      Английский словарь жаргона.