Virus Meaning and Definition


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Virus meaning

Word: Virus

How to pronounce: ˈvaɪərəs

Noun

Definitions:

1. An infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host.

Example sentences: "A virus infection"

2. A piece of code which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.

Example sentences: "A computer virus or spyware application is sending us automated requests, and it appears that your computer or network has been infected."


Synonyms:

infector


Antonyms:

antivirus


Derivations:

viral


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Turkish: Virüs


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