virtuality

noun

vir·​tu·​al·​i·​ty ˌvər-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē How to pronounce virtuality (audio)
plural virtualities
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: potential existence : potentiality

Examples of virtuality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This resembles Blade Runner 2049’s futuristic setting, where advanced technology blurs the lines between reality and virtuality. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 3 May 2024 Carlota came up with the concept and executed the video, exploring the use of AI technology and embracing the glitches blurring the line between reality and virtuality whilst challenging the notions of identity. Jem Aswad, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 Regarding the video, a press release explains: Carlota came up with the concept and executed the video, exploring the use of AI technology and embracing the glitches blurring the line between reality and virtuality whilst challenging the notions of identity. Allison Hussey, Pitchfork, 21 Nov. 2023 In turn, this stimulates vcommerce, or sales directly brought by virtuality, as VR increases the purchases of not-ready properties. Peter Abualzolof, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 Millennial values shifted community focus on wellness, virtuality, and intercultural experiences. Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 There is some hope among experts that virtuality will address the issue, requiring or eliciting a more concrete event than, say, a two-sentence conspiracist tweet. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 In Anderson’s early alter ego lurks an uneasy prediction about virtuality and the ways technology would convince us to remake ourselves. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 There is a maddening abstraction to our reality, a virtuality to all life. Greg Jackson, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of virtuality was in 1646

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“Virtuality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virtuality. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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