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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvirtualvir‧tu‧al /ˈvɜːtʃuəl $ ˈvɜːr-/ ●●○ AWL adjective [only before noun]  1 ALMOSTvery nearly a particular thing Car ownership is a virtual necessity when you live in the country. Finding a cheap place to rent is a virtual impossibility in this area.2 ALMOSTmade, done, seen etc on the Internet or on a computer, rather than in the real world The website allows you to take a virtual tour of the art gallery. constructing virtual worldssee thesaurus at artificial
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virtualThe days of virtual 3-D chess are some way off yet.She retains virtual control of her sons, the eldest of whom firmly remains second in line to the throne.You can make your choice of virtual lavatory wall on which to scribble a message.Others see even more practical applications for these virtual places.Without knowing it, we can be virtual prisoners of all this judging.Children were forced to work as virtual slaves in the factories.The two countries are locked in a virtual state of war.