virtual: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (vûr'ch-ul), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- being such in power, force, or effect, though not actually or expressly such: a virtual dependence on charity.
- noting an image formed by the apparent convergence of rays geometrically, but not actually, prolonged, as the image formed by a mirror (opposed to real).
- noting a focus of a system forming virtual images.
- temporarily simulated or extended by computer software: a virtual disk in RAM; virtual memory on a hard disk.