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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In fact or to all purposes; practically: The city was virtually paralyzed by the transit strike.
  • adv. Almost but not quite; nearly: "Virtually everyone gets a headache now and then” ( People).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. almost but not quite.
  • adv. Without exaggeration; literally
  • adv. In essence, but not in fact
  • adv. Of a substructure of finite index.
  • adv. Of a covering space of finite index.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a virtual manner; in efficacy or effect only, and not actually; to all intents and purposes; practically.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a virtual manner; in principle, or in effect, if not in actuality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in essence or effect but not in fact
  • adv. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

Etymologies

virtual +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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