Definition of “virtual” - English Dictionary

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

“virtual” in American English

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virtualadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈvɜr·tʃu·əl/

almost, but not exactly or in every way:

She was a virtual unknown before this movie.
Snow brought Minneapolis to a virtual standstill yesterday.
virtually
adverb [ not gradable ] us /ˈvɜr·tʃə·wə·li/

Unemployment in this part of the country is virtually nonexistent.

(Definition of “virtual” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“virtual” in Business English

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virtualadjective

uk /ˈvɜːtʃuəl/ us

[ before noun ] almost complete:

Falling orders led to the virtual ruin of her company.
It is important to ensure that mergers of these companies do not result in a virtual monopoly in the industry.

INTERNET, IT 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.:

The country's first virtual business school is up and running.
Click here to take a virtual tour of homes we have for sale.

(Definition of “virtual” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)