Meaning of VIRTUAL in English

[] adj [ME, possessed of certain physical virtues, fr. ML virtualis, fr. L virtus strength, virtue] (1654) 1: being such in essence or effect though not formally recognized or admitted "a ~ dictator"

2: of, relating to, or using virtual memory

3: of, relating to, or being a hypothetical particle whose existence is inferred from indirect evidence "~ photons"--compare real 3

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