ETYM Old Eng. actuel, French actuel, Latin actualis, from agere to do, act.
1. Being or existing at the present moment.
2. Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; SYN. genuine, literal, real.
3. Of the nature of fact; having actual existence; SYN. factual.
4. Presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; SYN. existent.
5. Taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated.
ETYM Latin intrinsecus inward, on the inside; intra within + secus otherwise, beside; akin to Eng. second: cf. French intrinsčque. Related to Inter-, Second, Extrinsic.
1. Belonging to a thing by its very nature; SYN. intrinsical.
2. (Anatomy) Situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts.
3. Inward; inherent.
ETYM Cf. French virtuel. Related to Virtue.
1. Being actually such in almost every respect; SYN. practical.
2. Being such in essence or effect though not in actual fact.
In computing, without physical existence. Some computers have virtual memory, making their immediate-access memory seem larger than it is; some computers can also simulate virtual devices. For example, the Acorn A3000 and A5000 computers have only one floppy-disc drive but can behave as if they were equipped with two, using part of the RAM to simulate the second drive. Virtual reality is a computer simulation of a whole physical environment.
Sinonimi: really | in reality
1. As a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
2. In actual fact; SYN. really.
3. Used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly; SYN. in reality.
4. At the present moment
In a sense, in a way
ETYM as. hrathor, compar. of hrathe, hraethe, quickly, immediately. Related to Rath.
1. On the contrary; SYN. instead.
2. To some (great or small) extent; SYN. kind of, kinda, sort of.
3. More correctly speaking.
4. To the contrary; instead.
5. In some degree; somewhat — often used as a mild intensive.
In essence or effect but not in fact.