Definition of virtualize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvərCHo͞oəˌlīz/


[with object]
1Convert (something) to a computer-generated simulation of reality: traditional universities have begun to virtualize parts of their curricula
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  • One of the most interesting applications for Platform Intelligence may be related to ‘on demand’ computing where resources are virtualized, and users are charged based on resource usage.
  • But all of those server makers along with major storage and networking players also want to virtualize data centers on their own via various software and hardware products.
  • To create a true virtualized infrastructure, organizations must consider both resource virtualization and application virtualization.
1.1Create a virtual version of (a computing resource or facility).
Example sentences
  • Virtual PC lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop, each of which virtualizes the hardware of a complete physical computer.
  • In May, start-up FalconStor Software Inc reworked its virtualization software to allow users to access replication functions without actually virtualizing their data.
  • There are a number of basic requirements to successfully virtualizing computing power in the data center.



Pronunciation: /ˌvərCHo͞oəˌlīˈzāSH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌvərCHo͞oələˈzāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Microsoft has released its Virtual PC operating system virtualization software to manufacturing.
  • It is equally likely that a software vendor will implement virtualization on a server platform.
  • Server-based virtualization is achieved by software that runs on servers.


Example sentences
  • This does mean, however, that it can not be used to run other Operating Systems, unlike virtualisers.
  • I mean, old code from the mainframe age is still running on virtualizers to this day.
  • A virtualiser is not a very practical solution, it needs lots of work for a limited audience.

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Syllabification: vir·tu·al·ize

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