virtual world(redirected from 3-D virtual world)
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virtual world[¦vər·chə·wəl ′wərld]
A navigable visual digital environment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
virtual world(1) A 3D computer environment in which users are represented on screen as themselves or as made-up characters and interact in real time with other users. Massively multiuser online games (MMOGs) and worlds such as Second Life are examples. See MMOG, MMORPG, Second Life and metaverse.
(2) A generic term for the online world of the Internet. See hyperconnected.
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