im·​mer·​sive | \i-ˈmər-siv, -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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The new Echo Sub helps with that by connecting to either of Amazon’s main smart speakers and providing dynamic, immersive audio. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: Want an Alexa device? Here’s every Amazon Echo, compared," 22 Nov. 2018 Be warned that both are awash in blood, but also stylish and immersive (Narcos) or wonderfully silly (Kingdom). Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "The Last Kingdom," 21 Nov. 2018 The two additional videos show off detailed and immersive experiences. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Disney’s Star Wars park will come with original music from John Williams," 17 Nov. 2018 For a thorough wellness immersion, COMO Shambhala Estate is one of the earth's most exquisite locations, with truly immersive Ayurvedic and cleanse-focused regimens, acres of mossy forest paths, and its own holy water spring. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 Mid90s is really an immersive look at male adolescence and all its conflicting joys and toxicities. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Jonah Hill Makes Directing Look Easy," 30 Oct. 2018 Pop-up exhibits in New York, Los Angeles and other major cities charge people $18 to $45 to capture their experiences in immersive Instagram playgrounds. Fox News, "Trumpism vs. socialism? DeSantis, Gillum face off in Florida," 29 Aug. 2018 In Your Face Theater’s immersive adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel, set among heroin users in Edinburgh in the late 1980s, features nudity, violence, strong language and an intimate encounter with the worst toilet in Scotland. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "12 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 The first project currently in production, The Walkout, takes an immersive look at the student activism that emerged following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting. Time Staff, Time, "Time and Blumhouse Television to Produce Two Documentaries," 25 Mar. 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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