im·​mer·​sive i-ˈmər-siv How to pronounce immersive (audio)
: 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
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

Examples of immersive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kusama is known for her immersive installations, intricate paintings, and large-scale sculptures. George Nelson,, 9 July 2024 Members can experience fireside chats, workshops, consultations, networking, cultural, studio visits, film, pop-ups, parties, art, music, jam sessions, and immersive experiences. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 9 July 2024 Crider and Olson then saw an opportunity to help brands translate their digital identities into tangible, immersive experiences. Brianna Kamienski, USA TODAY, 9 July 2024 These technologies are not just about enhancing visual elements but are about creating immersive and interactive experiences that go beyond what traditional concerts can offer for those watching the concert via live stream at home. Adam Rumanek, Rolling Stone, 2 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for immersive 

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Word History


immers(ion) + -ive

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of immersive was in 1929

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“Immersive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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im·​mer·​sive im-ˈər-siv How to pronounce immersive (audio)
: providing, involving, or characterized by deep absorption in something (as an activity or a real or artificial environment)
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