virtual process


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virtual process

[′vər·chə·wəl ‚prä·səs]
(quantum mechanics)
A process which contributes in a stage of a theoretical model but is not, by itself, physically realizable.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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