|a.||1.||Having the power of acting or of invisible efficacy without the agency of the material or sensible part; potential; energizing.|
|2.||Being in essence or effect, not in fact; |
|Adj.||1.||virtual - being actually such in almost every respect; "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"|
|2.||virtual - being such in essence or effect though not in actual fact; "a virtual dependence on charity"; "a virtual revolution"; "virtual reality"|
|(jargon, architecture)||virtual - (Via the technical term virtual memory, probably from the term "virtual image" in optics)
1. Common alternative to logical; often used to refer to the
artificial objects (like addressable virtual memory larger
than physical memory) created by a computer system to help the
system control access to shared resources.|
2. Simulated; performing the functions of something that isn't really there. An imaginative child's doll may be a virtual playmate.
Opposite of real or physical.