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Definition: virtual instrument

(1) A physical gauge that measures and/or controls motion, distance, temperature, weight or some other physical property that is simulated in the computer via software.

(2) A musical instrument played on a computer. For years, computers have been used to simulate pianos and other musical instruments, allowing people to get a taste of the instrument without having the physical device. See synthesizer.

Play Piano Online
These Flash-based virtual pianos are played online by clicking the piano keys with a mouse. For more information, visit www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com and www.method-behind-the-music.com.