Hypervisor meaning

A system program that provides a virtual machine environment. The term came from the IBM mainframe world, which first introduced the virtual machine (virtualization) concept in the form of VM, initially as software only and later enhanced with hardware circuits. See virtual machine.
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(computing) A software and/or firmware system that provides a virtual machine and allows it to operate directly on underlying hardware (instead of via emulation), but within specified constraints.
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Noun

Singular:
hypervisor
Plural:
hypervisors

Origin of hypervisor