Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “virtual”

See all translations

virtual

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈvɜːtʃuəl/
ALMOST almost a particular thing or quality: They played the game in virtual silence.AlmostMerely and barely
COMPUTER B2 used to describe something that can be done or seen using computers or the Internet instead of going to a place, meeting people in person, etc.: : a virtual art galleryComputer concepts
(Definition of virtual from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “virtual”

Definitions of “virtual” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More