Technology / Computers / Virtual Machine: A self-contained operating environment that behaves as if it is a separate computer. For example, Java applets run in a Java virtual machine (VM) that has no access to the host operating system. This design has two advantages. System Independence: A Java application will run the same in any Java VM, regardless of the hardware and software underlying the system. Security: Because the VM has no contact with the operating system, there is little possibility of a Java program damaging other files or applications. The second advantage, however, has a downside. Because programs running in a VM are separate from the operating system, they cannot take advantage of special operating system features.
Machine Noun Synonyms: organization, system, ring, gang, cabal, clique, party, faction
Machine Adjective Synonyms: mechanism, device, apparatus, contrivance, appliance, instrument, implement, tool, utensil, gadget, contraption, gismo or gizmo
Virtual Noun Synonyms: effective, essential, practical, understood, accepted
Technology / Computers / Virtual Environment: An environment that uses audio and video computer simulations. MORE
Business / Human Resources (HR) / Virtual HR: The use of technology to provide HR programs via an employee self-service platform. Typically includes use of such items as voice response systems, employee kiosks, etc. MORE