What does VR stand for?

Virtual reality

Virtual reality (VR) is an immersive, electronically-simulated environment that people can physically interact with. VR is most often used as part of video games and educational programs.

To enter VR, gamers and others don a special headset, gloves or hand-held joysticks, and other gear. The headset shows users a VR world, and the other gear allows users to interact with that world.

In this way, users can physically engage with the simulated world they see in their VR headset. For example, a gamer might battle another gamer in a virtual sword duel, in which each gamer swings a VR sword, or a firefighter might perform a virtual training rescue.

Some VR gear is so specialized that users can hear and feel the simulated world they inhabit. Earbuds and speakers can add auditory components to a VR world, and haptic technology can add physical feedback.


I really just want to buy a VR lightsaber game. Is that so much to ask?

A man who has entered VR

Related Slang


Updated March 16, 2021

VR definition by Slang.net

This page explains what the acronym "VR" means. The definition, example, and related terms listed above have been written and compiled by the Slang.net team.

We are constantly updating our database with new slang terms, acronyms, and abbreviations. If you would like to suggest a term or an update to an existing one, please let us know!