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virtually

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adverb vir·tu·al·ly \ˈvər-chə-wə-lē, -chə-lē; ˈvərch-wə-lē\

Simple Definition of virtually

  • : very nearly : almost entirely

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of virtually

  1. 1 :  almost entirely :  nearly

  2. 2 :  for all practical purposes <virtually unknown>

Examples of virtually in a sentence

  1. We spent virtually all day shopping.

  2. The stadium was virtually empty by the time the game ended.

  3. I remember virtually everything he said.

  4. That illness is virtually unknown in this area.



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First Known Use of virtually

15th century

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