An item may sometimes be described as being a virtual item when it is a representation or non-tangible abstraction of the physical object, or is a functional emulation or simulation of it.

Virtual may refer to:

  • Virtual reality (virtuality), the quality of having the attributes of something without sharing its (real or imagined) physical form
  • Virtual, a 2001 album by Romanian band Animal X
  • Virtual channel, a channel designation which differs from that of the actual radio channel (or range of frequencies) on which the signal travels
  • Virtual function, a programming function or method whose behaviour can be overridden within an inheriting class by a function with the same signature
  • Virtual memory, a memory management technique that abstracts the memory address space in a computer, allowing each process to have a dedicated address space
  • Virtual particle, a type of short-lived particle of indeterminate mass
  • Virtual (horse), a thoroughbred racehorse
  • Virtual (philosophy), a term used by Henri Bergson, Gilles Deleuze and Manuel DeLanda to denote potentiality as being equally real to actuality, but in a different manner
  • Virtualization, a computing technique to create representations of computer resources (see also virtual machine)

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