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

Examples of immersive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Orlando’s Leu Gardens, visitors will take a three-quarters-mile walk through interactive installations, including sculptures and immersive displays, that twinkle with the cheer of a million lights. Matthew J. Palm,, "Orlando Arts Season Preview 2020-21: Festivals & Fun," 22 Sep. 2020 Even better, an expansive diptych in acrylic from 1984 that will take over an entire gallery wall will make that experience immersive. oregonlive, "9 Portland exhibits invite you to immerse yourself in art: 2020 fall arts guide," 21 Sep. 2020 Now, that show — engaging, intelligent and richly immersive — has opened at the Wrightwood 659 gallery in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Blair Kamin,, "Column: A renowned Indian architect gets a Chicago showcase as Lincoln Park gallery celebrates Doshi’s humanistic designs," 18 Sep. 2020 Rob DelliBovi and Elana Leaf envision the hotel concerts as immersive, high-end experiences. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Best Balcony In The House: Two Entrepreneurs Look to Reimagine Hotels As Concert Venues During COVID-19," 2 Sep. 2020 The first two, eight-day itineraries from Kontiki focus on conscious travel, sustainability, and immersive experiences. Travel + Leisure, "This Socially Distant Luxury Cruise Around Ecuador Only Allows 18 People and Travels to Remote Ports," 2 Sep. 2020 The new mega-show of concurrent exhibits is planned to run through August 2021 and will highlight the museum’s longtime preoccupations with high art, politics, fashion and immersive experiences. Lauren Smart, Dallas News, "Dallas Contemporary reboot includes e-commerce, 2021 mega-show," 30 Aug. 2020 But thanks to more sophisticated technology, more submissions each year use interactive digital features to create immersive experiences for the viewer. Andrea Gawrylewski, Scientific American, "New Views of our Mesmerizing, Maddening Minds," 18 Aug. 2020 It’s a 5120 X 2880 resolution, which will be vibrant and detail-packed, ultimately leading to a more immersive experience for the user. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Apple announces upgrades to the 27’ iMac, including faster performance, a 1080p webcam, and better speakers," 4 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of immersive was in 1929

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26 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Immersive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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