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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Housed at One Hanson Place in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, the after-party was an immersive event set in the real interior shooting location. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Inside the World Premiere of John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum," 13 May 2019 On the second leg of your trip, visit the stunning Mornington Peninsula wine region for an immersive food and drink tour, complete with cellar door tasting and lunch. USA TODAY, "Deal watch: Six nights in Melbourne, Australia, for $2,069," 19 June 2018 An immersive visitor center, completed in 2015, sits on a hill overlooking the crash site. Washington Post, "Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary," 3 June 2018 The temporary storefront is an immersive floor-to-ceiling experience of floral-pattern silk wallpapers, embroideries, and porcelain arrangements, which often draw on the brand’s signature prints. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "The Most Mesmerizing Design Moments of Salone del Mobile," 18 Apr. 2019 The dysfunction in this book made the story so immersive and real. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "'The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls' Is a Stunning Debut From Anissa Gray," 1 Apr. 2019 Most of Adams' major recordings, moreover, have come out on Cold Blue, a label devoted to the post-Minimalist, immersive L.A. sound (whether the composers happen to be Angelenos or not). Mark Swed,, "Becoming John Luther Adams: The evolution of one of America's hottest composers," 3 May 2018 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

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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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