Meaning of “virtually” in the English Dictionary

"virtually" in British English

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uk /ˈvɜː.tʃu.ə.li/ us /ˈvɝː.tʃu.ə.li/

virtually adverb (ALMOST)

B2 almost:

Their twins are virtually identical.
That wine stain on my shirt has virtually disappeared.

More examples

  • By midnight I was virtually comatose.
  • We can catch the vast majority of people, but hunting down every last tax dodger is virtually impossible.
  • Torn apart by war, its economy virtually destroyed, this country now faces a very uncertain future.
  • A generation ago, home computers were virtually unknown.
  • The hospital had virtually given her up for dead, but she eventually recovered.

virtually adverb (BY COMPUTER)

B2 using a computer to do or see something instead of going to a place or talking to a person:

Nowadays all these things can be experienced virtually.

(Definition of “virtually” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)