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virtual realitynoun [U]

us   /ˈvɜr·tʃu·əl riˈæl·ɪ·ti/
a set of images and sounds produced by a computer that seem to represent a real place or situation
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virtual realitynoun [C or U]

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a set of images and sounds produced by a computer, which create a place or a situation that a person can take part in: Using their expertise and virtual reality technology architects recreated the Theater of Pompey in Rome. a virtual reality machine/system/program a virtual reality game/community
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