immersive

adjective im·mer·sive \ i-ˈmər-siv , -ziv \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

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

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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