What is virtual?

  • (adj): Being actually such in almost every respect.
    Example: "The once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"
    Synonyms: practical
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Virtual Queue - Overview
... While there are several different varieties of virtual queuing systems, a standard First In, First Out that maintains the customer's place in line is set to monitor queue conditions until the Estimated Wait Time (EWT ... A “virtual placeholder” maintains the customers' position in the queue while the ACD queue is worked off ... The virtual queuing system monitors the rate at which calls in queue are worked off and launches an outbound call to the customer moments before the ...

More definitions of "virtual":

  • (adj): Being such in essence or effect though not in actual fact.
    Example: "A virtual dependence on charity"; "a virtual revolution"; "virtual reality"

Famous quotes containing the word virtual:

    Neither dead nor alive, the hostage is suspended by an incalculable outcome. It is not his destiny that awaits for him, nor his own death, but anonymous chance, which can only seem to him something absolutely arbitrary.... He is in a state of radical emergency, of virtual extermination.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    Tragedy dramatizes human life as potentiality and fulfillment. Its virtual future, or Destiny, is therefore quite different from that created in comedy. Comic Destiny is Fortune—what the world will bring, and the man will take or miss, encounter or escape; tragic Destiny is what the man brings, and the world will demand of him. That is his Fate.
    Susanne K. Langer (1895–1985)