virtually
adverb Date: 15th century 1. almost entirely ; nearly 2. for all practical purposes <
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  • virtually — virtually, practically, morally can all mean not absolutely or actually, yet so nearly so that the difference is negligible. So close are these words in meaning that they (especially the first two) are often interchanged although each can carry… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • virtually — [vʉr′cho͞o ə lē] adv. in effect, although not in fact; for all practical purposes [virtually identical] …   English World dictionary

  • Virtually — Vir tu*al*ly, adv. In a virtual manner; in efficacy or effect only, and not actually; to all intents and purposes; practically. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • virtually — (adv.) early 15c., as far as essential qualities or facts are concerned; from VIRTUAL (Cf. virtual) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Sense of in effect, as good as is recorded from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • virtually — [adv] for all practical purposes around, as good as, basically, effectually, essentially, for all intents and purposes*, fundamentally, give or take a little*, guesstimate*, implicitly, in all but name*, in effect, in essence, in substance, in… …   New thesaurus

  • virtually — ► ADVERB 1) nearly; almost. 2) Computing by means of virtual reality techniques …   English terms dictionary

  • Virtually — In mathematics, especially in the area of abstract algebra which studies infinite groups, the adverb virtually is used to modify a property so that it need only hold for a large subgroup. Given a property P, the group G is said to be virtually P… …   Wikipedia

  • virtually — vir|tu|al|ly [ vɜrtʃuəli ] adverb *** used for emphasizing that a statement is almost completely true: Virtually all the students live in college dormitories. Vaccines have virtually eliminated many childhood diseases. virtually… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • virtually */*/*/ — UK [ˈvɜː(r)tʃʊəlɪ] / US [ˈvɜrtʃuəlɪ] adverb used for emphasizing that a statement is almost completely true Virtually all the students live in university halls of residence. Vaccines have virtually eliminated many childhood diseases. virtually… …   English dictionary

  • virtually — [[t]vɜ͟ː(r)tʃuəli[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADV: ADV with group You can use virtually to indicate that something is so nearly true that for most purposes it can be regarded as true. Virtually all cooking was done over coal fired ranges... It would have been… …   English dictionary

  • virtually — adverb 1. in essence or effect but not in fact (Freq. 4) the strike virtually paralyzed the city I m virtually broke • Derived from adjective: ↑virtual 2. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but (Freq. 4) …   Useful english dictionary

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