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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Long days, long nights; afternoons of solitude, unbuffered by virtuality, admitted the wonder and dread that sculpt the young soul on its way. Tim Kelleher, National Review, 28 Feb. 2021 Nonetheless, with no alternative in view, performing-arts institutions have decamped to virtuality. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 30 Nov. 2020 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Virtuality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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