WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
vir•tu•al•ly  (vûrcho̅o̅ ə lē),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. for the most part;
    almost wholly;
    just about:He is virtually unknown.
  • 1400–50; late Middle English; see virtual, -ly

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
vir•tu•al /ˈvɜrtʃuəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. being (the noun stated) in force or effect, though not actually or expressly such:[before a noun]They were reduced to virtual poverty.
  2. Computingtemporarily simulated or extended by computer software:virtual memory on a hard disk.
vir•tu•al•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
vir•tu•al  (vûrcho̅o̅ əl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. being such in power, force, or effect, though not actually or expressly such:a virtual dependence on charity.
  2. [Optics.]
    • Opticsnoting an image formed by the apparent convergence of rays geometrically, but not actually, prolonged, as the image formed by a mirror (opposed to real).
    • Opticsnoting a focus of a system forming virtual images.
  3. Computingtemporarily simulated or extended by computer software:a virtual disk in RAM; virtual memory on a hard disk.
vir′tu•ali•ty, n. 
  • Medieval Latin virtuālis, equivalent. to Latin virtu(s) virtue + -ālis -al1
  • Middle English 1350–1400


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virtually /ˈvɜːtʃʊəlɪ/ adv
  1. in effect though not in fact; practically; nearly



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