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virtual reality

a simulated three-dimensional environment created through the memory, graphics, and processes of a computer. It is often used to create simulated environments for activities such as flying a plane or exploring space, which are expensive or dangerous to experience directly. Supporting hardware and software tools, including gloves and head monitors with real-time feedback, are often used to immerse and train humans in this virtual reality.

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June 19th 2024



n. in infants, lack of psychomotor response or failure to gain weight or produce purposeful behavior, often thought to be a response to separation from mothers and subsequent institutionalization. See also reactive attachment disorder.