virtual


virtual
virtual
has taken on a brand new meaning in the computer age. By itself it is defined somewhat obscurely as ‘not physically existing as such but made by software to appear to exist’, and it only begins to make sense in its most common context of virtual reality, a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment in which the user can participate by means of special electronic equipment such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors. Anything presented to the user in this form can be described as virtual: a virtual hand, a virtual flower, a virtual person, etc.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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