Virtual may refer to:
- Virtuality, the quality of having the attributes of something without sharing its (real or imagined) physical form
- Virtual, a 2001 album by Romanian band Animal X
- Virtual channel, a channel designation which differs from that of the actual radio channel (or range of frequencies) on which the signal travels
- Virtual function, a programming function or method whose behaviour can be overridden within an inheriting class by a function with the same signature
- Virtual memory, a memory management technique that abstracts the memory address space in a computer, allowing each process to have a dedicated address space.
- Virtual particle, a species of particle that which has energy and momentum uncertain according to the uncertainty principle.
- Virtual (horse), a thoroughbred racehorse
Other articles related to "virtual":
... The first use of Virtual Heritage as a museum exhibit, and the derivation of the name Virtual Tour, was in 1994 as a museum visitor interpretation, providing a 'walk-through' of a 3D reconstruction ... It is a little known fact that one of the first users of Virtual Heritage was Queen Elizabeth II, when she officially opened the visitor centre in June 1994 ... and instructions of all activities, the system was named 'Virtual Tour', being a cross between Virtual Reality and Royal Tour ...
... While there are several different varieties of virtual queuing systems, a standard First In, First Out that maintains the customer's place in line is set to monitor queue conditions until the Estimated Wait Time (EWT ... A “virtual placeholder” maintains the customers' position in the queue while the ACD queue is worked off ... The virtual queuing system monitors the rate at which calls in queue are worked off and launches an outbound call to the customer moments before the virtual placeholder is due to reach the top of the queue ...
... Virtual currency (or in-game currency depending on environment) is used to purchase virtual goods within a variety of online communities which include social networking websites, virtual worlds and online gaming ... A key revenue driver within social media, virtual currencies are specific within each game and are used to purchase in-game goods ... Characters or avatars in virtual worlds own things within the context of the virtual world and users will collect each games' virtual currency to purchase land ...
... An iconic example of virtual-to-physical address translation is virtual memory, where different pages of virtual address space map either to page file or to main memory physical address space ... It is also possible that a single virtual address maps to zero, one, or more than one physical address ...
... Virtual queuing is a concept used in inbound call centers ... From the caller’s perspective, without virtual queuing they have only two choices wait until an agent resource becomes available, or abandon (hang up) and try again later ... Virtual queuing systems allow customers to receive callbacks instead of waiting in an ACD queue ...
Famous quotes containing the word virtual:
“Tragedy dramatizes human life as potentiality and fulfillment. Its virtual future, or Destiny, is therefore quite different from that created in comedy. Comic Destiny is Fortunewhat the world will bring, and the man will take or miss, encounter or escape; tragic Destiny is what the man brings, and the world will demand of him. That is his Fate.”
—Susanne K. Langer (18951985)
“Neither dead nor alive, the hostage is suspended by an incalculable outcome. It is not his destiny that awaits for him, nor his own death, but anonymous chance, which can only seem to him something absolutely arbitrary.... He is in a state of radical emergency, of virtual extermination.”
—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)