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"viral" in British English

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viraladjective

uk   /ˈvaɪə.rəl/ us   /ˈvaɪ.rəl/
  • viral adjective (DISEASE)

caused by a virus: viral infections
  • viral adjective (INTERNET)

used to describe something that quickly becomes very popular or well known by being published on the internet or sent from person to person by email, phone, etc.: Here's a list of the top ten viral videos this week. Within days the film clip went viral.
(Definition of viral from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"viral" in American English

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viraladjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈvɑɪ·rəl/
biology relating to or caused by a virus
(Definition of viral from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"viral" in Business English

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viraladjective

uk   /ˈvaɪrəl/ us   INTERNET, MARKETING
spreading or becoming popular very quickly through communication from one person to another, especially on the internet: viral ad/advertising In the future, he predicts, viral ads will offer even more participation. All their clever targeted viral campaigning may ultimately be less effective than good old mass marketing. From viral video to text-message campaigns and avatar sales reps, futuristic marketing tools are quickly becoming commonplace.
go viral
to become very popular very quickly: There's no surefire way to make a given video go viral, even if it features a celebrity.
(Definition of viral from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “viral”
in Arabic فَيروسي…
in Korean 바이러스 성의…
in Portuguese viral…
in Catalan víric…
in Japanese ウイルス(性)の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 病毒病,病毒性疾病, 病毒感染…
in Turkish virüsle ilgili/virüs tarafından neden olunan…
in Russian вирусный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 病毒病,病毒性疾病, 病毒感染…
in Italian virale…
in Polish wirusowy…
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