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1. General: Having most properties, the appearance, essence, or effect, of something without being that thing.
2. Computing: Feature or operation that does not exist but appears to be so. For example, a RAM disk is actually a partition of a computer's random access memory but acts and is seen like a real disk. See also transparent.

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Thomas Campbell, a NASA physicist, thinks that our reality is more like a virtual one than an actual, independent, physical one.
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Sometimes your business may want to try a virtual experiment to see how something will play out before investing in it.
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When I think of explaining ideas of alternate ways of life I often consider using virtual reality as a tool to explain my dreams and imagination.
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