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 These nonvisual cells are also the primary timekeeper for our biological clocks—our circadian rhythms—located in the suprachiasmatic nuclei, a region of the hypothalamus in the brain. Steven Lockley, Scientific American, 18 Mar. 2021 Curious about communication using nonvisual cues, researchers separated cichlids in a tank with a transparent barrier and injected the fish with dye to observe their urine. Nikk Ogasa, Scientific American, 13 Dec. 2021 Using a recognizable sound creates a reassuring sense of security and gives brands a presence in nonvisual environments such as smart speakers. Michele Arnese, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 What does designing more sensitively for nonvisual experience mean? Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 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, 25 June 2017

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First Known Use of nonvisual

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonvisual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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