immersive

adjective
im·​mer·​sive | \ i-ˈmər-siv How to pronounce immersive (audio) , -ziv\

Definition of immersive

: providing, involving, or characterized by deep absorption or immersion in something (such as an activity or a real or artificial environment) … when game designers began creating realistic, immersive game environments such as World of Warcraft.— Ethan Gilsdorf Cameron's vision of a totally immersive alien world required a quantum leap in motion-capture and 3-D technology …— Josh Rottenberg The rise of attachment parenting, with its immersive demands, … has made motherhood a formidable prospect for some women.— Lauren Sandler For a completely immersive Bermudian experience, be sure to grab a ferry to Hamilton and St. George's.— Sandra J. Marsian The game is incredibly immersive, with stunning 3-D graphics and an excellent array of sound effects that bring the Star Trek universe to life.Newsweek Unlike virtual reality, the viewing environment here is usually not immersive. There are no head-mounted displays. Viewing is done on a more traditional video display.— Frank Beacham

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Other Words from immersive

immersively adverb
It's an impressive presentation and offers great potential for immersively learning about making a major motion picture. — Joseph Szadkowski
immersiveness noun
… you know that the future of movies apparently looks a lot like the present of movies—big expensive, effects-driven action, but updated with high-tech immersiveness. — Mark Harris

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To complement the cuisine, craft cocktails with a tropical edge flowed abundantly, almost as much as the immersive flora. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, "Welcome to the Jungle: Fashion Week Comes to an End With a Gitano Dance Party," 14 Feb. 2019 Put your relationship to the test — literally — and make a date to solve puzzles at West Seattle’s immersive escape experience. Nia Martin, The Seattle Times, "Valentine’s Day gifts that celebrate your Seattle love," 4 Feb. 2019 By training staff in an immersive environment, companies can track every single movement and use this information to study efficiency, improve processes, and even alter the layout of stores and facilities. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 There’s an immersive 3D treadmill environment the size of a swimming pool that can retrain motion sensitivity and visual integration. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 The artist has built a fantastical immersive environment inside the museum’s Grand Avenue location inspired by aspects of Afrofuturism and colloquial signifiers of black identity — a wry re-imagining of the white cube. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 2018 His commissions are for large-scale, immersive environments like the original SoundStair at Boston’s Museum of Science, a kaleidoscope color corridor at Miami International Airport, and a New York subway sound array. Cindy Atoji Keene, BostonGlobe.com, "Art ‘eats at me all day long’," 29 June 2018 The show pops up in a 40,000-square-foot indoor-and-outdoor space, with immersive environments, large-scale installations, and works on display by over 100 influential artists from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Shepard Fairey. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Exhibits at Museums and Galleries in L.A. This Month," 5 June 2018 There also aren’t rear surround speakers for a more immersive experience. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Roku TV Wireless Speakers review: easy listening," 29 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of immersive

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for immersive

immers(ion) + -ive

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