non·​vi·​su·​al | \ ˌnän-ˈvi-zhə-wəl How to pronounce nonvisual (audio) , -zhəl; -ˈvizh-wəl \

Definition of nonvisual

: not visual: such as
a : not of, relating to, or used in vision the nonvisual senses
b : not attained or maintained by sight nonvisual information

Examples of nonvisual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What does designing more sensitively for nonvisual experience mean? Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "At This Museum Show, You’re Encouraged to Follow Your Nose," 19 Apr. 2018 The students lined up, put a hand on the shoulder of the person in front of them, and shut their eyes as the artist led them around campus, urging them to make their way relying on their nonvisual senses. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, "Blind Artist and Engineering Students Team Up to Create a Unique Cane," 25 June 2017

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First Known Use of nonvisual

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonvisual.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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