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 for virtual reality
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  virtual reality
      n 1: a hypothetical three-dimensional visual world created by a
           computer; user wears special goggles and fiber optic gloves
           etc., and can enter and move about in this world and
           interact with objects as if inside it

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  virtual reality
   n.
  
      1. Computer simulations that use 3-D graphics and devices such as the
      Dataglove to allow the user to interact with the simulation. See {
      cyberspace.
  
      2. A form of network interaction incorporating aspects of role-playing
      games, interactive theater, improvisational comedy, and ?true confessions?
      magazines. In a virtual reality forum (such as Usenet's alt.callahans
      newsgroup or the MUD experiments on Internet), interaction between the
      participants is written like a shared novel complete with scenery,
      foreground characters that may be personae utterly unlike the people who
      write them, and common background characters manipulable by all parties.
      The one iron law is that you may not write irreversible changes to a
      character without the consent of the person who ?owns? it. Otherwise
      anything goes. See bamf, cyberspace, teledildonics.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  virtual reality
  VR
  
     (VR)
  
     1.  Computer simulations that use 3D graphics and
     devices such as the data glove to allow the user to interact
     with the simulation.
  
     2.  A form of network interaction incorporating aspects
     of role-playing games, interactive theater, improvisational
     comedy, and "true confessions" magazines.  In a virtual
     reality forum (such as Usenet's news:alt.callahans
     newsgroup or the MUD experiments on Internet and
     elsewhere), interaction between the participants is written
     like a shared novel complete with scenery, "foreground
     characters" that may be personae utterly unlike the people who
     write them, and common "background characters" manipulable by
     all parties.  The one iron law is that you may not write
     irreversible changes to a character without the consent of the
     person who "owns" it, otherwise, anything goes.
  
     See bamf, cyberspace.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-01-30)
  

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