Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In fact or to all purposes; practically.
  • adverb Almost but not quite; nearly.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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virtual +‎ -ly

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  • This is a contranym.

    January 10, 2018