vir·​tu·​al·​i·​ty | \ ˌvər-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē How to pronounce virtuality (audio) \
plural virtualities

Definition of virtuality

1 : essence
2 : potential existence : potentiality

Examples of virtuality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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First Known Use of virtuality

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of virtuality was in 1646

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11 Oct 2021

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“Virtuality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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