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visual

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adjective vi·su·al \ˈvi-zhə-wəl, -zhəl; ˈvizh-wəl\

Simple Definition of visual

  • : relating to seeing or to the eyes

Full Definition of visual

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or used in vision <visual organs>

  2. 2 :  attained or maintained by sight <visual impressions>

  3. 3 :  visible <visual objects>

  4. 4 :  producing mental images :  vivid

  5. 5 :  done or executed by sight only <visual navigation>

  6. 6 :  of, relating to, or employing visual aids

vi·su·al·ly play \ˈvi-zhə-wə-lē, -zhə-lē; ˈvizh-wə-lē\ adverb

Examples of visual

  1. color, shape, and other visual attributes

  2. She appreciates the visual arts such as painting and film.

  3. Maps are a visual tool for learning.



Origin of visual

Middle English, from Late Latin visualis, from Latin visus sight, from vidēre to see


First Known Use: 15th century


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visual

noun vi·su·al

Simple Definition of visual

  • : something you look at (such as a picture, chart, or film) that is used to make something more appealing or easier to understand

Full Definition of visual

  1. :  something (as a graphic) that appeals to the sight and is used for effect or illustration —usually used in plural

Examples of visual

  1. Should I include some visuals in my presentation?

  2. a film director known for his powerful visuals



1938

First Known Use of visual

1938


Medical Dictionary

visual

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adjective vi·su·al \ˈvizh-(ə-)wəl, ˈvizh-əl\

Medical Definition of visual

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or used in vision <visual organs>

  2. 2:  attained or maintained by sight <visual impressions>

  3. vi·su·al·ly \ˈvizh-(ə-)wə-lē, ˈvizh-(ə-)lē\play adverb





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