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"viral" in British English

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viraladjective

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

caused by a ​virus: viral infections
(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   us   /ˈvaɪrəl/ 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 ​offereven more ​participation. All their clever ​targeted viral ​campaigning may ultimately be less ​effective than good old ​massmarketing. From viral ​video to text-message ​campaigns and ​avatarsalesreps, futuristic ​marketingtools 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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