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virtual

vir·tu·al

virtual

 
pronunciation:
vuhr chu l
part of speech: adjective
definition: being or resulting in effect but not precisely in fact.
They had only known each other for a week before the wedding, so they were virtual strangers.By not defending herself in court, the accused woman gave a virtual admission of guilt.The public's virtual ignorance of political matters in this city makes corruption more likely.
 
antonyms:
actual
similar words:
essential, implicit, practical, tacit