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A possible common confusion between electronic, digital and virtual

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Over the years I have noticed a common confusion between the terms:

  • Electronic
  • Digital (something can be electronic but analogue instead of digital)
  • Virtual (something can be defined as virtual --- programmatic, but generally doesn't do anything with virtual entities --- software)

I have noticed this phenomenon in several general communications languages (mostly in Hebrew and English).

Did linguists define a similar problem and how do they explain it?

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"language evolution"? Jirka Hanika‭ 7 days ago

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