Definition of virtual world noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


virtual world

BrE BrE//ˌvɜːtʃuəl ˈwɜːld//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvɜːrtʃuəl ˈwɜːrld//
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images, sounds and text used by a computer to create a world where people can communicate with each other, play games and pretend to live another life Players create their character and live a second life in a virtual world. language tuition using virtual worlds a virtual world chat room
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: virtual world